- Paperback: 368 pages
- Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional; 1 edition (December 18, 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0321480961
- ISBN-13: 978-0321480965
- Product Dimensions: 7 x 0.8 x 8.9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 30 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #167,530 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Scaling Lean & Agile Development: Thinking and Organizational Tools for Large-Scale Scrum 1st Edition
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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
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 is chief scientist at Valtech, an international consulting and offshore outsourcing company. His books include the best-sellers Agile & 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, an avid student of organizational, team management, and product development research, and remains an active developer.
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Started reading it from a recommendation on better understanding agile practices, what I got was so much more.
Opens up going into taking a step back to look at system/process flow and understanding. And after building a foundation of being able to critically think about how business processes work in general and how to spot inefficiency, it build on how to apply that understanding to the concepts of lean and agile process.
Already seeing room for improvement almost everywhere in my job.
How to reap the benefits Agile and Lean practices in any organization, be they of 12 or 12 hundred employees is explored in this book. No silver bullet is offered. In fact, their recommendation for large, multi-site and offshore development is simply "don't do it". That said in the first few pages, they go on to deal with reality.
I recommend this book to anyone struggling with the disconnect between obvious corporate reality and what is obviously good development practice. The two do not always line up... go figure.
It is not an easy journey, but worth the while.
Larman knows what he's talking about.
State of the art Agile understanding? Larman's got it.
Clear, concise, detailed writing? Larman's got it.