From the Back Cover
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 groupsTesting and building quality inProduct management and the end of the "contract game" between business and R&DEnvisioning a large release, and planning for multiteam developmentLow-quality legacy code: why it's created, and how to stop itContinuous integration in a large multisite contextAgile architectingMultisite or offshore developmentContracts 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 Scrum"for complementary foundation tools.
About the Author
Craig Larman is a management and product development consultant in enterprise-level adoption and use of lean development, agile principles and practices, and large scale Scrum in large, multisite, and offshore development. He served as chief scientist at Valtech, an international consulting and agile offshore outsourcing company. His books include the best-sellers Agile and Iterative Development: A Manager’s Guide (Addison-Wesley, 2004) and Applying UML and Patterns, Third Edition (Prentice Hall, 2005).
Bas Vodde works as an independent product development consultant and large scale Scrum coach. For several years he led the agile and Scrum enterprise-wide adoption initiative at Nokia Networks. He is passionate about improving product development, and an avid student of organizational, team management, and product development research, and remains an active developer. Bas is the coauthor (with Craig) of the companion book Scaling Lean & Agile Development (Addison-Wesley, 2009).