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Practices for Scaling Lean & Agile Development: Large, Multisite, and Offshore Product Development with Large-Scale Scrum

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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 adoptio ...more
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Published January 29th 2010 by Addison-Wesley Professional (first published January 15th 2010)
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Agile Kindergarten
Feb 05, 2013 rated it really liked it
I have been using this weighty book as a resource for about a year, now. After having read most of it in this manner, I've gone back and started reading it again from page 1. It's that type of book. But perhaps more valuable than the many suggestions (and warnings), is the attitude. You try things as "experiments," not as solutions. Things work, things don't work, you learn, and you get better. The amazing thing is that with an attitude that accepts uncertainty and failure, you ultimately become ...more
Kaspars Koo
Jan 26, 2017 rated it really liked it
Liked how well structured and practical it was.
Duane Nicholson
Sep 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Although I have taken training in Scrum and SAFe, I thought it was time to dig into The mind of the cofounder of LeSS. Great to know that I’m on the right track. I bought this book primarily to see how Craig addresses multi site resources. There are some great suggestions for experiments in your agile practice. Technical leaders please take note on culture.
Ryan Morton
Dec 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Great set of experiments for applying agile values to large-scale (and small) product development teams & organizations. This is 1 of 2 companion books, where this one contains experiments and the other more focused on organizational philosophy. ...more
Mark
Dec 31, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is an amazing collection of practices within lean & agile (and Scrum). While targeting scaling, these are valuable for single site users too. These are very practical slices from many projects with many applicable components. The wide array of experiments that Craig and Bas have collected here is of tremendous value, and done in a way that is not imposing their solutions on any other context. The strong message is to facilitate the teams to consider what works for them, whether it be t ...more
Sergey Shishkin
Feb 22, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I was (and still am) skeptical of large-scale software development when I picked this book. After reading it I liked the book very much. The authors truly adhere to the values and principles of lean and agile thinking. The book contains a solid set of evolutionary practices to try and/or avoid in a large-scale context. I only wish the book would urge readers to challenge the size of the organization more often.

Overall this is a very practical book worth reading.
Viet Thao
Jun 01, 2014 rated it really liked it
The first profession-related book that I have ever completed. A good book that explains the fundamentals thoroughly and details step-by-step execution for readers to follow. Quite exciting to see all this techniques being applied to the workplace.
Torben Rasmussen
Aug 23, 2012 rated it really liked it
Read it. Lots of well-argumented practices based on experience. There are parts of the book which discussed details that are not generally applicable for product-development, but they usually serve to illustrate more general practices. Also read the companion book on organisational tools.
Marek
Jul 10, 2013 rated it liked it
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After reading the companion book I expected a little bit more from this book. It contains a lot of good tips but it is annoyingly repetitive and also contains a lot of obvious stuff. I recommend reading the companion book if you want to pick just one.
Damir Prusac
Feb 06, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Part 2 of "Scaling Lean and Agile..." For a serious deployment within enterprises. Recommended!
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