All posts tagged: scaling

Descaling organisation with LeSS (Large Scale Scrum)


As you explain, the framework is simple. Likewise Scrum, it’s painfully simple. As Ken Schwaber once said (I believe): “Scrum is like your mother-in-law, it points out all your faults.” Each organisation has an enormous untapped potential to deliver more value, more rapidly, more frequently. But reality is different, small and large organizations have and maintain (anxiously) the traditional organizational model. How difficult is it to transform to a networked organization, stimulating self-organisation and a […]

My impression of LeSS (Large Scale Scrum) practitioner course


Large Scale Scrum (LeSS) is for me an honest framework which embraces Scrum (for 1 team). LeSS does not introduce any additional layers of governance, it does not compromise to fit with existing traditional organization structures, it does not compromise on the delivery of value. Indeed, LeSS is much more about organisational (re)design than about introducing Scrum. Before “scaling up” to multiple teams, an organization must be able to adopt Scrum on the team level, […]

Large-Scale Scrum (LeSS)

Mind map Large Scale Scrum (LeSS)

Large Scale Scrum Scaling Scrum addresses the questions/challenges which arise when applying Scrum (Agile) in a large context: an organisation or project with multiple teams, possible multiple products. The scale can vary from a few teams to dozens of teams (e.g. a few hundred or even thousands of people). As such a framework for ‘Large scale’ Scrum should be able to scale indefinitely. The challenges/issues involved are: cross-team coordination, organisational design, impediments resolution, backlog refinement […]

Scrum Scaled for Large Projects and Organizational Initiatives


Ken Schwaber’s point of view on scaling Scrum. With a smile I’ve read Ken’s comment: “Lately, we have watched with amusement and then growing concern as the methodologists have rolled megaprocesses they assert are the silver-bullets to scaling.” Growing concern, I must concur. As well, I experience how organisations are struggling and seeking how to scale scrum. Recently, Gunther presented the issue at #atbru (Agile tour Brussels) in his talk “Empirical management explored”. My observations: […]

Wat voornamelijk niet doen bij het vergroten van agile teams

agile / anti-patterns

How NOT to scale agile “Scaling” agile betreft het schalen van agile groter dan het team niveau. Tiago Garcez @tcgarcez gaf hierover een interessante sessie op #atbru 2014. Slides: “How NOT to scale agile”. Deze post is gebaseerd op zijn sessie. Er werden redenen aangehaald dat agile niet zomaar geschaald hoeft te worden; en dat een aantal  praktijken in organisaties haaks staan op agile waarden. 1. Projecten Projecten zijn per definitie eindig. Echter, verandering en […]