[amazon template=image&asin=0321985710]Good reading, but quite the amount of pages is the work that Craig Larman and Bas Vodde did around Large Scale Scrum (LeSS). They have a series of books on Scaling, this is the latest and shortest version! Craig and Bas are masters in the art of using the Scrum framework in large deliveries, and yet staying true to the simplicity of Scrum. No new ceremonies or artifacts are introduced and only for program size initiatives (teams of teams) is a new role (the area product owner) introduced.
The solution is elegant, lightweight, and it keeps the emphasis on what matters in Scrum: people over process. The LeSS philosophy is an answer to the various heavy-weight scaling solutions that are around. Lot’s of good thinking is going into topics like program and project management, and into scaling a product backlog into a portfolio. What Bas & Craig show is that this thinking does not have to lead to more heavy processes, more roles or more documents.
Well worth reading when you are challenged with complex product deliveries. And be prepared for the same challenge as when you were implementing Scrum: Simplify the delivery, don’t let the delivery change the simplicity of Scrum.