In Large-Scale Scrum , Craig Larman and Bas Vodde offer the most direct, concise, actionable guide to reaping the full benefits of agile in distributed, global enterprises. Larman and Vodde have distilled their immense experience helping geographically distributed development organizations move to agile. Going beyond their previous books, they offer today's fastest, most focused guidance: "brass tacks" advice and field-proven best practices for achieving value fast, and achieving even more value as you move forward. Targeted to enterprise project participants and stakeholders, Large-Scale Scrum offers straight-to-the-point insights for scaling Scrum across the entire project lifecycle, from sprint planning to retrospective. Larman and Vodde help you: Implement proven Scrum frameworks for large-scale developments Scale requirements, planning, and product management Scale design and architecture Effectively manage defects and interruptions Integrate Scrum into multisite and offshore projects Choose the right adoption strategies and organizational designs This will be the go-to resource for enterprise stakeholders at all levels: everyone who wants to maximize the value of Scrum in large, complex projects.
Lean Development and Agile Methods for Large-Scale Products: Key Thinking and Organizational Tools for Sustainable Competitive Success Increasingly, large product-development organizations are turning to lean thinking, agile principles and practices, and large-scale Scrum to sustainably and quickly deliver value and innovation. However, many groups have floundered in their practice-oriented adoptions. Why? Because without a deeper understanding of the thinking tools and profound organizational redesign needed, it is as though casting seeds on to an infertile field. Now, drawing on their long experience leading and guiding large-scale lean and agile adoptions for large, multisite, and offshore product development, and drawing on the best research for great team-based agile organizations, internationally recognized consultant and best-selling author Craig Larman and former leader of the agile transformation at Nokia Networks Bas Vodde share the key thinking and organizational tools needed to plant the seeds of product development success in a fertile lean and agile enterprise. Coverage includes Lean thinking and development combined with agile practices and methods Systems thinking Queuing theory and large-scale development processes Moving from single-function and component teams to stable cross-functional cross-component Scrum feature teams with end-to-end responsibility for features Organizational redesign to a lean and agile enterprise that delivers value fast Large-scale Scrum for multi-hundred-person product groups In a competitive environment that demands ever-faster cycle times and greater innovation, applied lean thinking and agile principles are becoming an urgent priority. Scaling Lean & Agile Development will help leaders create the foundation for their lean enterprise—and deliver on the significant benefits of agility. In addition to the foundation tools in this text, see the companion book Practices for Scaling Lean & Agile Development: Large, Multisite, and Offshore Product Development with Large-Scale Scrum for complementary action tools.
This book explores coordination within and between teams in the context of large-scale agile software development, providing readers a deeper understanding of how coordinated action between teams is achieved in multiteam systems. An exploratory multiple case study with five multiteam systems and a total of 66 interviewees from development teams at SAP SE is presented and analyzed. In addition, the book explores stereotypes of coordination in large-scale agile settings and shares new perspectives on integrating conditions for coordination. No previous study has researched this topic with a similar data set, consisting of insights from professional software development teams. As such, the book will be of interest to all researchers and practitioners whose work involves software product development across several teams.
This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of three international workshops held in Rome, Italy, in conjunction with the 15th International Conference on Agile Software Development, XP 2014, in May 2014. The workshops comprised Principles of Large-Scale Agile Development, Refactoring & Testing (RefTest 2014), and Estimations in the 21st Century Software Engineering (EstSE21 2014). The 13 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 28 submissions. In addition, an introduction and a keynote paper are included.
Author: Frank J. Furrer
Release Date: 2018-12-11
Software is a key success factor for products and services. The tremendous impact of software on all areas of our work, life, and on society is undisputed and is growing every day. The software community has a strong responsibility to produce and operate dependable, trustworthy and useful software. The software should at the same time provide business value and guarantee a number of quality of service properties, such as security, safety, performance, maintainability etc. In this book, this objective is achieved by using: An adequate strategy “Managed Evolution”; The engineering best practice “Principle-Based Architecting”. Managed Evolution is based on a stepwise, risk-controlled, integrated approach leading to future-proof software-systems, i.e. to sustainable, viable and dependable software-systems. In principle-based architecting, a set of enforcable architecture principles are formulated and applied during each evolution cycle of the software-system. This book provides a set of good engineering practices for the development of future-proof software-systems.
Lean and Agile Development for Large-Scale Products: Key Practices for Sustainable Competitive Success Increasingly, large product-development organizations are turning to lean thinking, agile principles and practices, and large-scale Scrum to sustainably and quickly deliver value and innovation. Drawing on their long experience leading and guiding lean and agile adoptions for large, multisite, and offshore product development, internationally recognized consultant and best-selling author Craig Larman and former leader of the agile transformation at Nokia Networks Bas Vodde share the key action tools needed for success. Coverage includes Frameworks for large-scale Scrum for multihundred-person product groups Testing and building quality in Product management and the end of the “contract game” between business and R&D Envisioning a large release, and planning for multiteam development Low-quality legacy code: why it’s created, and how to stop it Continuous integration in a large multisite context Agile architecting Multisite or offshore development Contracts and outsourced development In a competitive environment that demands ever-faster cycle times and greater innovation, the practices inspired by lean thinking and agile principles are ever-more relevant. Practices for Scaling Lean & Agile Development will help people realize a lean enterprise—and deliver on the significant benefits of agility. In addition to the action tools in this text, see the companion book Scaling Lean & Agile Development: Thinking and Organizational Tools for Large-Scale Scrumfor complementary foundation tools.
Author: David Morris
Publisher: In Easy Steps Limited
Release Date: 2017-04-11
Genre: Business & Economics
Scrum is the most widely used agile framework for developing software products. Scrum in easy steps provides an introduction to Scrum, then steps through how a team gets going on a project and how they sustain performance and continually improve. It explores the three core roles in a Scrum team and how they work together effectively, and covers how a team works with others outside the team (an area most books on Scrum leave out). The book then shows how to apply the Scrum framework throughout product development, from product discovery and definition, through the experience of working in Sprints on product delivery, to how teams inspect and adapt to improve themselves and find opportunities for their organisations to get better too. It finishes with a look at how Scrum could be applied beyond a single team and how the work of Scrum teams is integrated successfully with other parts of the organisation. Whether you're looking to move into the field of software development, are currently in a Scrum team and want a handy reference, or you work in an environment with Scrum teams and want to understand how they work, Scrum in easy steps is for you. Includes downloadable templates to get you started. Table of Contents: Introducing Scrum Forming a Scrum Team Discovering what customers need Defining the Product Backlog Prioritizing and sizing the Backlog Preparing for the Sprint A day in the life of a Sprint Delivering the Product Increment Continual improvement in Scrum Scaling Scrum beyond one team The Scrum reference
Today, even the largest development organizations are turning to agile methodologies, seeking major productivity and quality improvements. However, large-scale agile development is difficult, and publicly available case studies have been scarce. Now, three agile pioneers at Hewlett-Packard present a candid, start-to-finish insider’s look at how they’ve succeeded with agile in one of the company’s most mission-critical software environments: firmware for HP LaserJet printers. This book tells the story of an extraordinary experiment and journey. Could agile principles be applied to re-architect an enormous legacy code base? Could agile enable both timely delivery and ongoing innovation? Could it really be applied to 400+ developers distributed across four states, three continents, and four business units? Could it go beyond delivering incremental gains, to meet the stretch goal of 10x developer productivity improvements? It could, and it did—but getting there was not easy. Writing for both managers and technologists, the authors candidly discuss both their successes and failures, presenting actionable lessons for other development organizations, as well as approaches that have proven themselves repeatedly in HP’s challenging environment. They not only illuminate the potential benefits of agile in large-scale development, they also systematically show how these benefits can actually be achieved. Coverage includes: • Tightly linking agile methods and enterprise architecture with business objectives • Focusing agile practices on your worst development pain points to get the most bang for your buck • Abandoning classic agile methods that don’t work at the largest scale • Employing agile methods to establish a new architecture • Using metrics as a “conversation starter” around agile process improvements • Leveraging continuous integration and quality systems to reduce costs, accelerate schedules, and automate the delivery pipeline • Taming the planning beast with “light-touch” agile planning and lightweight long-range forecasting • Implementing effective project management and ensuring accountability in large agile projects • Managing tradeoffs associated with key decisions about organizational structure • Overcoming U.S./India cultural differences that can complicate offshore development • Selecting tools to support quantum leaps in productivity in your organization • Using change management disciplines to support greater enterprise agility
Author: Michael E. Cottmeyer
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Agile software development
Ten years after the signing of the Agile Manifesto, agile methods have gained significant mindshare, attention of the industry, and public interest, across the software product development community. The promise of agile is great and the benefits are well demonstrated; many people are open to considering an alternative approach. The challenge is that most organizations are, in practice, not agile at all. They may have teams using agile methods, but are in fact, hybrid agile and traditional organizations. Very often, agile at the team level is not enough to achieve true end-to-end business agility. Unless the business gets the benefit of team level agility, the investment in adopting agile is meaningless. This paper explores what it takes to fully adopt agile in an end-to-end fashion, allowing the enterprise to inspect, adapt, and change course while minimally disrupting the product development process. It begins discussing the goals of project, program, and portfolio management and then compares traditional approaches to agile approaches. Then it identifies the goals of agile project management. The paper also reveals the goals of enterprise agile project, program, and portfolio management and enterprise agile design considerations. The use of Scrum at the Team Level and Kanban at the program and portfolio level is also highlighted.
Janet Gregory and Lisa Crispin pioneered the agile testing discipline with their previous work, Agile Testing. Now, in More Agile Testing, they reflect on all they’ve learned since. They address crucial emerging issues, share evolved agile practices, and cover key issues agile testers have asked to learn more about. Packed with new examples from real teams, this insightful guide offers detailed information about adapting agile testing for your environment; learning from experience and continually improving your test processes; scaling agile testing across teams; and overcoming the pitfalls of automated testing. You’ll find brand-new coverage of agile testing for the enterprise, distributed teams, mobile/embedded systems, regulated environments, data warehouse/BI systems, and DevOps practices. You’ll come away understanding • How to clarify testing activities within the team • Ways to collaborate with business experts to identify valuable features and deliver the right capabilities • How to design automated tests for superior reliability and easier maintenance • How agile team members can improve and expand their testing skills • How to plan “just enough,” balancing small increments with larger feature sets and the entire system • How to use testing to identify and mitigate risks associated with your current agile processes and to prevent defects • How to address challenges within your product or organizational context • How to perform exploratory testing using “personas” and “tours” • Exploratory testing approaches that engage the whole team, using test charters with session- and thread-based techniques • How to bring new agile testers up to speed quickly–without overwhelming them The eBook edition of More Agile Testing also is available as part of a two-eBook collection, The Agile Testing Collection (9780134190624).
Author: Ade Asefeso MCIPS MBA
Publisher: AA Global Sourcing Ltd
Release Date: 2012-08-14
Agile and lean office are so deeply interwoven that if you are doing agile you are doing lean, and vice-versa. Those considering process change will likely find the description of the interrelatedness interesting and enlightening. The question should I use Lean office instead of Agile office is based on a false premise because office environments are complex systems. There can be thousands of integration points as information flows along a value stream. As a result it is almost impossible to understand in detail how a change to one part of a value stream will impact the rest of the system-wide value streams of the organization. The Agile and Lean office approach use a program of continuous performance improvement. This approach does not try to accomplish too much at once and risk complete failure, but to make an incremental change to a value stream, wait for the system to settle down, fully understand the system-wide impact of the changes, and then decide what new change to make.
Author: John W. Satzinger
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Release Date: 2011-11-01
Help your students develop the solid conceptual, technical, and managerial foundations they need for effective systems analysis design and implementation as well as strong project management skills for systems development with SYSTEMS ANALYSIS AND DESIGN IN A CHANGING WORLD, 6E. Authors Satzinger, Jackson, and Burd use a popular, highly effective presentation to teach both traditional (structured) and object-oriented (OO) approaches to systems analysis and design. Now streamlined to 14 chapters, this agile, iterative book emphasizes use case driven techniques as the authors focus on the content that's most important to know for success in systems analysis and design today. The book highlights use cases, use diagrams, and the use case descriptions required for a modeling approach, while demonstrating their application to traditional approaches, Web development approaches, object-oriented approaches, and service-oriented architecture approaches. Students become familiar with the most recent developments and tools as content reflects Microsoft Project 2010. Expanded coverage of project management in this edition emphasizes issues critical for adaptive projects as well as the traditional predictive approach to projects. A new continuing case study, new mini-projects, and a Best Practices feature further strengthen the book's practical applications of skills learned. Expanded Instructor's Materials and CourseMate interactive online resources support the powerful approach found throughout SYSTEMS ANALYSIS AND DESIGN IN A CHANGING WORLD, 6E and equip you with time-saving, effective tools to ensure your students gain the strong foundations and skills needed for systems analysis and design success. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
In Scaling Agile: A Lean JumpStart, Sanjiv dives into the challenge of breaking down barriers to enterprise Agile adoption. He provides an essential set of Lean building blocks as a starting foundation for larger Agile scaling frameworks, including the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe), Large-Scale Scrum (LeSS), and Disciplined Agile Delivery (DAD). Sanjiv provides step-by-step actions, with a keen focus on a few core Lean practices. With this JumpStart approach, the power is in your hands to apply Agile ideas from the team to the top, and to totally transform an organization. See the Ebook @ https: //leanpub.com/scalingagilealeanjumpstart
Author: Kim H. Pries
Publisher: CRC Press
Release Date: 2010-08-17
Genre: Business & Economics
Originally created for agile software development, scrum provides project managers with the flexibility needed to meet ever-changing consumer demands. Presenting a modified version of the agile software development framework, Scrum Project Management introduces Scrum basics and explains how to apply this adaptive technique to effectively manage a wide range of programs and complex projects. The book provides proven planning methods for controlling project scope and ensuring your project stays on schedule. It includes scrum tracking methods to help your team maintain a focus on improving throughput and streamlining communications. It also demonstrates how to: Combine traditional project management methods with scrum Adapt the familiar work breakdown structure to create scrum backlogs and sprints Use a scrum of scrums to manage programs Apply earned value management, critical path, and PERT in the context of scrum Having successfully deployed and implemented scrum across multiple companies and departments, the authors provide valuable insight into how they achieved their past successes and how they overcame the trials involved with the deployment of a scrum environment. Throughout the text they discuss improvisation, creative problem solving, and emergent phenomena—detailing the methods needed to ensure your team achieves project success.
Contains a six-stage plan for starting new warehouse projects and guiding programmers step-by-step until they become a world-class, Agile development team. It describes also how to avoid or contain the fierce opposition that radically new methods can encounter from the traditionally-minded IS departments found in many large companies.