Scrum at Scale Academic Papers, Reports, and ResourcesScrum@Scale was created by Dr. Jeff Sutherland, co-creator of Scrum. As a former cancer researcher and medical school professor, he designed Scrum to scale like a biological organism from a single cell. With his academic background, Jeff understands how important it is to ground practice in research and data. Following his lead, we will make relevant resources that have influenced Scrum@Scale as visible and accessible as possible.
Advanced military systems are some of the most expensive and most complex research, design, and manufacturing challenges in the world. Many companies are seeking new ways of working that will control costs while delivering the highest quality. Saab Defense has adopted an Agile process to address the issue in both hardware and software teams to produce a new multi-role strike fighter, the JAS 9E Saab Gripen.read more
Like most client service units, the sales and account management teams at iSense accepted that sales are a random, reactive process. After all, customers, not sales managers, decide whether or not to buy. In the fall of 2010, the iSense sales and account management teams decided to adopt Scrum internally. Scrum transformed the random process, revealing early indicators related to final sales results, and showed that the direct causes for closing a deal could be detected and controlled.read more
Xebia (The Netherlands) started localized projects with half Dutch and half Indian team members. After establishing a localized velocity of five times their waterfall competitors on the same project, they moved the Indian members of the team to India and showed stable velocity with fully distributed teams. The ability to achieve hyper-productivity with distributed, outsourced teams was shown to be a repeatable process.read more
All-at-once Scrum implementations require total commitment to change, high level management support and aggressive removal of impediments. Several company-wide implementations are known to the authors but none of them had to deal with the complexity of a large, mission-critical, enterprise software product. Here we describe how a Scrum team engineered a continuous integration environment for hundreds of software developers on two continents within a few weeks.read more
The model at OpenView Venture Partners provides data and a working manual on how to do Scrum outside of software development. Their aggressive removal of impediments (take no prisoners!) distinguishes them from Scrum implementations that are unable to remove institutionalized waste.read more
Agile project management with Scrum derives from best business practices in companies like Fuji-Xerox, Honda, Canon, and Toyota. Toyota routinely achieves four times the productivity and 12 times the quality of competitors. Can Scrum do the same for globally distributed teams? This paper analyzes and recommends best practices for globally distributed Agile teams.read more
Object technology, a necessary but not sufficient condition for software reuse, requires an infrastructure that supports plug compatible Business Object Components for fast and flexible delivery of new or enhanced products to the marketplace. This paper is a retrospective view on key conceptual issues driving the standardization of a Business Object Component Architecture (BOCA) within the Object Management Group (OMG).read more