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- ISBN: 9780321480965 | 0321480961
- Cover: Paperback
- Copyright: 12/8/2008
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 theirpractice-orientedadoptions. Why? Because without a deeper understanding of thethinking toolsand profoundorganizational redesignneeded, 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 Developmentwill help leaders create the foundation for their lean enterpriseand deliver on the significant benefits of agility. In addition to thefoundationtools in this text, see the companion bookPractices for Scaling Lean & Agile Development: Large, Multisite, and Offshore Product Development with Large-Scale Scrumfor complementaryactiontools.