The Go-To Resource for Large-Scale Organizations to Be Agile
Rather than asking, "How can we do agile at scale in our big complex organization?" a different and deeper question is, "How can we have the same simple structure that Scrum offers for the organization, and be agile at scale rather than do agile?" This profound insight is at the heart of LeSS (Large-Scale Scrum).
In Large-Scale Scrum: More with LeSS, Craig Larman and Bas Vodde have distilled over a decade of experience in large-scale LeSS adoptions towards a simpler organization that delivers more flexibility with less complexity, more value with less waste, and more purpose with less prescription.
Targeted to anyone involved in large-scale development, Large-Scale Scrum: More with LeSS, offers straight-to-the-point guides for how to be agile at scale, with LeSS. It will clearly guide you to
Structure a large development organization for customer value
Clarify the role of management and Scrum Master
Define what your product is, and why
Be a great Product Owner
Work with multiple whole-product focused feature teams in one Sprint that produces a shippable product
Coordinate and integrate between teams
Work with multi-site teams
Craig Larman is the co-creator of LeSS, and since 2005 has worked with clients (such as UBS, bwin.party, and Nokia Networks) to apply the LeSS framework to large product groups. With his friend and colleague Bas Vodde, he is the co-author of two previous books on scaling agile development with LeSS, Scaling Lean & Agile Development and Practices for Scaling Lean & Agile Development. He's also author of the popular introduction, Agile & Iterative Development: A Manager's Guide.
Foreword by Stephen Denning Preface Chapter 1: More with LeSS 1 Chapter 2: LeSS 5 LeSS Structure Chapter 3: Adoption 53 Chapter 4: Organize by Customer Value 77 Chapter 5: Management 113 Chapter 6: Scrum Masters 135 LeSS Product Chapter 7: Product 155 Chapter 8: Product Owner 171 Chapter 9: Product Backlog 197 Chapter 10: Definition of Done 229 LeSS Sprint Chapter 11: Product Backlog Refinement 247 Chapter 12: Sprint Planning 275 Chapter 13: Coordination & Integration 285 Chapter 14: Review & Retrospective 313 More or LeSS Chapter 15: What's Next? 329 Recommended Readings 331 Appendix A: Rules 333 Appendix B: Guides 337 Index 339