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While there are multiple Scrum Scaling Frameworks, Large Scale Scrum is the leading framework for Scrum Scaling that truly drives success. More than just a prescription, we'll discuss the thinking and organizational tools as well as some of the practices that make LeSS truly unique.

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More with LeSS - An Introduction to Large Scale Scrum by Tim Abbott

  1. 1. AGILE MEAGILE ME TIM ABBOTT Introduction to Large-Scale Scrum (LeSS)
  2. 2. AGILE MEAGILE ME • My name is Tim Abbott • Head of Technology @ Takamol Holdings - Doroob • CSM, CSPO, CSP, CLP, Scaling Fundamentals, LeSS Candidate Trainer • More than 20 years experience building software (11 years in USA and 9 years in KSA) • Previous experience at Fermilab, NASA, Consultant Software Engineer, Manager, or Director in the USA or HP, Microsoft, Adidas, Bayer, Burger King, Lee Jeans, Sonic Drive In, Kauffman Foundation, multiple Venture backed start ups (Kozoru and Swingvote), and in KSA for the Ministry of Interior, Ministry of Transport, Ministry of Petrol, Zain Telecom, Ministry of Labor, and a Startup Founder and Exit (Moteel) • XP and Agile methods since 2005 • Extensive experience following Waterfall, CMMi, RUP, and other Iterative Processes About Me 2
  3. 3. AGILE MEAGILE ME What is Agility? 3
  4. 4. AGILE MEAGILE ME Agility Core Business Benefit 4 Turn on a dime for a dime
  5. 5. AGILE MEAGILE ME Regional Impetus for Agility 5 Unavoidable Market Pressures
  6. 6. AGILE MEAGILE ME The Possible Alternative to Agility 6 We are adamant for a reason
  7. 7. AGILE MEAGILE ME Organizational Design for Suboptimal Agility 7
  8. 8. AGILE MEAGILE ME Suboptimal Agility When Scaling 8
  9. 9. AGILE MEAGILE ME Larman’s Laws of Organizational Behavior 9
  10. 10. AGILE MEAGILE ME • Scrum applied to many teams working on the same product, i.e. LeSS is Scrum Scaled • LeSS is not Scrum as a building block with additional coordination process elements to ensure alignment • Minimalistic so LeSS is Scaled Up and Not Tailored Down • Based on empiricism and NOT a miracle quick fix pill • Based on years of experiments (instead of fake “best practices”), guides, LeSS Principles, and LeSS Rules • Two versions LeSS and LeSS Huge What is Large Scale Scrum (LeSS)? 10
  11. 11. AGILE MEAGILE ME LeSS Principles 11
  12. 12. AGILE MEAGILE ME LeSS Framework 12
  13. 13. AGILE MEAGILE ME LeSS Structure 13
  14. 14. AGILE MEAGILE ME Types of Teams 14 I want you to actively train your people to think for themselves – Eiji Toyota
  15. 15. AGILE MEAGILE ME 15 Example Definition of Done
  16. 16. AGILE MEAGILE ME Management in LeSS 16
  17. 17. AGILE MEAGILE ME LeSS Huge 17
  18. 18. AGILE MEAGILE ME Adopting LeSS 18
  19. 19. AGILE MEAGILE ME Technical Excellence in LeSS 19
  20. 20. AGILE MEAGILE ME Thank You 20