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Federated Agile Scaling
Techniques
A look into the FAST framework that makes Business
Agility at scale an incredibly simpl...
The Current Scaling Framework
Names Are Terrible
Can you really trust these frameworks when their names are so bad?
DAD SA...
Framework Overemphasis of
Products Instead of Problems
We set objectives to solve problems and create products as our stra...
Overemphasis on Operational
Agility of Most Frameworks
Leaders have pressures that many Agilists seem oblivious to because...
The Star Model Can Give Us Some
Understanding Why This Happens
Large Scale Scrum Thinking and Organizational Tools
This Over Emphasis Exposes
Companies to Be Out Innovated
That’s Why Innovation Practitioners
Bash Agile Frameworks
• Andy Grove – CEO of Intel Corporation
• Steve Jobs – CEO of Ap...
I Say They All Followed An Agile Lean
Startup Iterative Approach
www.agilitycode.com - https://goo.gl/uaUVNo
The Microprocessor as Intel’s MVP
www.company-histoories.com - https://goo.gl/8aber1
Intel’s Decision to Drop Out of the
DRAM Business in 1985
Intel 1985 Annual Report - https://goo.gl/wnK2id
Intel 1985 Microprocessor Revenue
Numbers
Intel 1985 Annual Report - https://goo.gl/wnK2id
The iPhone MVP – The iPod Nano
and the Motorola ROKR
CNN Money - https://goo.gl/Z84KvT
Apple iPhone Sales 2007-2018
Courtesy of Statista.com
What the Highly Innovative
Companies Spend on R&D in 2016
Bloomberg Opinioon - https://goo.gl/48D5p6
Amazon’s Response to the SEC
Inquiry
The SEC Inquiry
Amazon’s Response
Bloomberg Opinion - https://goo.gl/48D5p6
Federated Agile Scaling Techniques
• FAST is a much cooler name
• It’s based on a wider problem / product definition that ...
Why and How Companies Exist
PI
Corporate Vision, Mission, & Values
Corporate Objectives
Corporate Strategy
Product Vision
...
Expand the Product Definition, Descale the
Organization, and Take on Innovative Bets
Current Features
Opportunities
Samesp...
The Result is a Descaled Organization
and Strategic Innovation Capability
PI
Corporate Vision, Mission, & Values
Corporate...
How to Do This Practically
The Innovator’s Solution
The Federation is Maintained without
Creating a New Framework – It’s LeSS
One problem area backlog, Customer Development (...
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Federated Agile Scaling Techniques – A look into the FAST framework that makes business agility at scale an incredibly simple reality by Timothy Abbott

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A satirical discussion on scaling concepts and some advice and guidance on how to achieve strategic agility along with operational agility with the hope of actually reaching business agility.

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Federated Agile Scaling Techniques – A look into the FAST framework that makes business agility at scale an incredibly simple reality by Timothy Abbott

  1. 1. Federated Agile Scaling Techniques A look into the FAST framework that makes Business Agility at scale an incredibly simple reality By Tim Abbott with NO jargon allowed
  2. 2. The Current Scaling Framework Names Are Terrible Can you really trust these frameworks when their names are so bad? DAD SAFe LeSS Nexus S@S
  3. 3. Framework Overemphasis of Products Instead of Problems We set objectives to solve problems and create products as our strategies to solve them Adjacent problemsAdjacent problems
  4. 4. Overemphasis on Operational Agility of Most Frameworks Leaders have pressures that many Agilists seem oblivious to because Business Agility seems mostly about Operational Agility STRATEGIC AGILITY OPERATIONAL AGILITYVS Competition
  5. 5. The Star Model Can Give Us Some Understanding Why This Happens Large Scale Scrum Thinking and Organizational Tools
  6. 6. This Over Emphasis Exposes Companies to Be Out Innovated
  7. 7. That’s Why Innovation Practitioners Bash Agile Frameworks • Andy Grove – CEO of Intel Corporation • Steve Jobs – CEO of Apple Computer • Jeff Bezos – CEO of Amazon They think these geniuses didn’t follow Lean or Agile Iterative MethodsGROSSEXAGERRATIONS
  8. 8. I Say They All Followed An Agile Lean Startup Iterative Approach www.agilitycode.com - https://goo.gl/uaUVNo
  9. 9. The Microprocessor as Intel’s MVP www.company-histoories.com - https://goo.gl/8aber1
  10. 10. Intel’s Decision to Drop Out of the DRAM Business in 1985 Intel 1985 Annual Report - https://goo.gl/wnK2id
  11. 11. Intel 1985 Microprocessor Revenue Numbers Intel 1985 Annual Report - https://goo.gl/wnK2id
  12. 12. The iPhone MVP – The iPod Nano and the Motorola ROKR CNN Money - https://goo.gl/Z84KvT
  13. 13. Apple iPhone Sales 2007-2018 Courtesy of Statista.com
  14. 14. What the Highly Innovative Companies Spend on R&D in 2016 Bloomberg Opinioon - https://goo.gl/48D5p6
  15. 15. Amazon’s Response to the SEC Inquiry The SEC Inquiry Amazon’s Response Bloomberg Opinion - https://goo.gl/48D5p6
  16. 16. Federated Agile Scaling Techniques • FAST is a much cooler name • It’s based on a wider problem / product definition that teams use to innovate by understanding the problem space • There are already many people trained and certified with knowledge of the framework without understanding its principles • It allows the strategy to change in the face of rapid innovation A federation is a group of computing or network providers agreeing upon standards of operation in a collective fashion
  17. 17. Why and How Companies Exist PI Corporate Vision, Mission, & Values Corporate Objectives Corporate Strategy Product Vision Product Strategy Backlog Problem Space Problem Decision ProductExecution ProductExecution
  18. 18. Expand the Product Definition, Descale the Organization, and Take on Innovative Bets Current Features Opportunities Samesprintsamecadence
  19. 19. The Result is a Descaled Organization and Strategic Innovation Capability PI Corporate Vision, Mission, & Values Corporate Objectives Mission, Vision, Values, Objectives Problem Strategy One Backlog Problem Space Problem Decision ProblemExecution ProblemExecution
  20. 20. How to Do This Practically The Innovator’s Solution
  21. 21. The Federation is Maintained without Creating a New Framework – It’s LeSS One problem area backlog, Customer Development (Design Thinking) via Backlog Refinement and prioritization of one of the feature teams, dual track delivery via one of the feature teams after prioritization – NOTHING NEW InnovationProduct Features CurrentProduct Features LeSS Works Website

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