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Scaling Scrum Across Modern Enterprises

Implement Scrum and Lean-Agile techniques across complex products, portfolios, and programs in large organizations

Author: Cecil Rupp, Published on 31-Aug-2020, Language: English

Description

Establish business agility in your organization by applying industry-proven scaling strategies from popular Scrum frameworks such as Scrum of Scrums (SoS), Scrum@Scale, Nexus, Large-Scale Scrum (LeSS), Disciplined Agile, and SAFe

Key Features

  • Learn how to be Agile at scale by implementing best practices
  • Understand how Lean-Agile practices are incorporated in Disciplined Agile and the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)
  • Customize Scrum and Lean-Agile practices to support portfolio and large product development needs

Book Description

Scaled Scrum and Lean-Agile practices provide essential strategies to address large and complex product development challenges not addressed in traditional Scrum. This Scrum/ Lean-Agile handbook provides a comprehensive review and analysis of industry-proven scaling strategies that enable business agility on an enterprise scale. Free of marketing hype or vendor bias, this book helps you decide which practices best fit your situation.

You'll start with an introduction to Scrum as a lightweight software development framework and then explore common approaches to scaling it for more complex development scenarios. The book will then guide you through systems theory, lean development, and the application of holistic thinking to more complex software and system development activities. Throughout, you'll learn how to support multiple teams working in collaboration to develop large and complex products and explore how to manage cross-team integration, dependency, and synchronization issues. Later, you'll learn how to improve enterprise operational efficiency across value creation and value delivery activities, before discovering how to align product portfolio investments with corporate strategies.

By the end of this Scrum book, you and your product teams will be able to get the most value out of Agile at scale, even in complex cyber-physical system development environments.

What you will learn

  • Understand the limitations of traditional Scrum practices
  • Explore the roles and responsibilities in a scaled Scrum and Lean-Agile development environment
  • Tailor your Scrum approach to support portfolio and large product development needs
  • Apply systems thinking to evaluate the impacts of changes in the interdependent parts of a larger development and delivery system
  • Scale Scrum practices at both the program and portfolio levels of management
  • Understand how DevOps, test automation, and CI/CD capabilities help in scaling Scrum practices

Who this book is for

Executives, product owners, Scrum masters, development team members, and other stakeholders who need to learn how to scale Agile to support large, complex projects and large enterprise portfolios and programs will find this book useful. A basic understanding of the values and principles of Agile and the Scrum-based framework for Agile development practices is required before you get started with this Agile Scrum book.

Cecil Rupp

Cecil Rupp brings more than 30 years of practitioner and executive-level experience in applying the methods and tools of information technology (IT) for software development. His roles span IT professional services, management, business process re-engineering consulting, product management, sales, and marketing. In addition, Mr. Rupp has directly managed more than 30 enterprise-class IT programs and projects, with the last 15 years focused almost exclusively on supporting large federal and commercial health IT programs. He is also the author of the Building our Digital World (BODW) series of books on software and systems development practices.