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Large-Scale Scrum: More with LeSS

Book Description

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

  • Adopt LeSS

  • 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

  • Table of Contents

    1. About This E-Book
    2. Title Page
    3. Copyright Page
    4. Contents
    5. Foreword
    6. Preface
      1. Why This Book?
      2. Audience
      3. Chapter Structure
      4. Style
      5. Organizational Terms
      6. Acknowledgments
    7. 1. More with LeSS
      1. • Why LeSS? •
    8. 2. LeSS
      1. One-Team Scrum
      2. LeSS
        1. • Background •
        2. • Experiments, Guides, Rules, Principles •
        3. • LeSS Principles •
        4. • Two Frameworks: LeSS & LeSS Huge •
      3. LeSS Framework
        1. • LeSS Framework Summary •
        2. • LeSS Stories •
        3. • LeSS Story: Flow of Teams •
        4. • LeSS Story: Flow of Items •
      4. LeSS Huge Framework
        1. • Requirement Areas •
        2. • Area Product Owners •
        3. • Area Feature Teams •
        4. • LeSS Huge Framework Summary •
        5. • LeSS Huge Stories •
        6. • LeSS Huge Story: A New Requirement Area •
        7. • Multi-Site Teams: Terms & Tips •
        8. • LeSS Huge Story: Multi-Site Teams •
      5. Onwards
      6. End Notes
    9. LeSS Structure
      1. 3. Adoption
        1. One-Team Scrum
        2. LeSS Adoption
          1. Guide: Three Adoption Principles
          2. Guide: Getting Started
          3. Guide: Culture Follows Structure
          4. Guide: Job Safety but not Role Safety
          5. Guide: Organizational Perfection Vision
          6. Guide: Continuous Improvement
          7. Guide: Growing Your Adoption
        3. LeSS Huge
          1. Guide: Evolutionary Incremental Adoption
          2. Guide: One Requirement Area at a Time
          3. Guide: Parallel Organizations
        4. End Notes
      2. 4. Organize by Customer Value
        1. One-Team Scrum
        2. Organize by Customer Value in LeSS
          1. Guide: Build Team-Based Organizations
          2. Guide: Understanding Feature Teams
          3. Guide: Feature-Team Adoption Maps
          4. Guide: Prefer Specialization in Customer Domain
          5. Guide: LeSS Organizational Structure
          6. Guide: Organizing Multi-Site in LeSS
        3. LeSS Huge
          1. Guide: Requirement Areas
          2. Guide: Dynamics of Requirement Areas
          3. Guide: Transitioning to Feature Teams
          4. Guide: LeSS Huge Organization
        4. End Notes
      3. 5. Management
        1. One-Team Scrum
        2. LeSS Management
          1. Guide: Understand Taylor and Fayol
          2. Guide: Theory Y Management
          3. Guide: Managers Are Optional
          4. Guide: The LeSS Organization
          5. Guide: Go See
          6. Guide: Managers as Teachers and Learners
          7. Guide: Both Domain and Technical Capability
          8. Guide: LeSS Metrics with Less Targets
          9. Guide: Management Reading List
        3. End Notes
      4. 6. Scrum Masters
        1. One-Team Scrum
        2. LeSS Scrum Master
          1. Guide: Scrum Master Focus
          2. Guide: Five Scrum Master Tools
          3. Guide: Large-Group Facilitation
          4. Guide: Promote Learning & Multiple Skills
          5. Guide: Community Work
          6. Guide: Scrum Master Survival Guide
          7. Guide: Scrum Master Reading List
          8. Guide: Especially Pay Attention To...
        3. LeSS Huge
          1. Guide: Avoid Requirement Area Silos
        4. End Notes
    10. LeSS Product
      1. 7. Product
        1. One-Team Scrum
        2. LeSS Product
          1. Guide: What Is Your Product?
          2. Guide: Define Your Product
          3. Guide: Expanding Product Definition
          4. Guide: Product over Project or Program
        3. LeSS Huge
        4. End Notes
      2. 8. Product Owner
        1. One-Team Scrum
        2. Product Owner in LeSS
          1. Guide: Who Should be Product Owner?
          2. Guide: Start Early or Messy with a Temporary Fake Product Owner
          3. Guide: Who Are Those Users/Customers?
          4. Guide: Prioritization over Clarification
          5. Guide: Don’t Do It
          6. Guide: Product Owner Helpers
          7. Guide: Five Relationships
          8. Guide: Customer Collaborations over...
          9. Guide: Ship at Least Every Sprint
          10. Guide: Don’t Be Nice
          11. Guide: Let Go
          12. Guide: Don’t Let Undone Work Be Your Undoing
          13. Guide: LeSS Meetings
        3. LeSS Huge
          1. Guide: LeSS Huge Product Owner
          2. Guide: Area Product Owners
          3. Guide: PO Team Helped by Scrum Master
        4. End Notes
      3. 9. Product Backlog
        1. One-Team Scrum
        2. Product Backlog in LeSS
          1. Guide: Don’t “Manage Dependencies” but Minimize Constraints
          2. Guide: Take a Bite
          3. Guide: Dealing with Parents
          4. Guide: Handling Special Items
          5. Guide: Tools for Large Product Backlogs
          6. Guide: More Outcome, less Output
        3. LeSS Huge
          1. Guide: Area Backlogs
          2. Guide: Three Levels Max
          3. Guide: New Area for Giant Requirement
          4. Guide: Handling Gigantic Requirements
        4. End Notes
      4. 10. Definition of Done
        1. One-Team Scrum
        2. LeSS Done
          1. Guide: Creating the Definition of Done
          2. Guide: Evolve the Definition of Done
        3. LeSS Huge
        4. End Notes
    11. LeSS Sprint
      1. 11. Product Backlog Refinement
        1. One-Team Scrum
        2. LeSS Product Backlog Refinement
          1. Guide: Product Backlog Refinement Types
          2. Guide: Overall PBR
          3. Guide: Multi-Team PBR
          4. Guide: Multi-Site PBR
          5. Guide: Initial PBR
          6. Guide: Splitting
          7. Guide: Scaling Estimation
        3. LeSS Huge
        4. End Notes
      2. 12. Sprint Planning
        1. One-Team Scrum
        2. LeSS Sprint Planning
          1. Guide: Sprint Planning One
          2. Guide: Multi-Team Sprint Planning Two
          3. Guide: No Software Tools for Sprint Backlog
        3. LeSS Huge
          1. Guide: Product Owner Team Meeting
      3. 13. Coordination & Integration
        1. One-Team Scrum
        2. LeSS Coordination & Integration
          1. Guide: Just Talk
          2. Guide: Coordination-Friendly Environment
          3. Guide: Communicate in Code
          4. Guide: Integrate Continuously
          5. Guide: Communities
          6. Guide: Cross-Team Meetings
          7. Guide: Multi-Team Design Workshop
          8. Guide: Current-Architecture Workshop
          9. Guide: Component Mentors
          10. Guide: Open Space
          11. Guide: Travelers
          12. Guide: Scouts
          13. Guide: Maybe Don’t Do Scrum of Scrums
          14. Guide: Leading Team
          15. Guide: Mix and Match Techniques
        3. LeSS Huge
        4. End Notes
      4. 14. Review & Retrospective
        1. One-Team Scrum
        2. LeSS Sprint Review & Retrospectives
          1. Guide: Adapt the Product Early and Often
          2. Guide: Review Bazaar
          3. Guide: Overall Retrospective
          4. Guide: Improve the System
        3. LeSS Huge
          1. • LeSS Huge Rules •
          2. Guide: Multi-Area Reviews & Retrospectives
    12. More or LeSS
      1. 15. What’s Next?
    13. Recommended Readings
    14. Appendix A: Rules
      1. LeSS Framework Rules
      2. • LeSS Structure •
      3. • LeSS Product •
      4. • LeSS Sprint •
      5. LeSS Huge Framework Rules
      6. • LeSS Huge Structure •
      7. • LeSS Huge Product •
      8. • LeSS Huge Sprint •
    15. Appendix B: Guides
    16. Index