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More with LeSS - short intro

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More with LeSS - short intro

  1. 1. Elad Sofer - Certified LeSS trainer
 follow me on twitter - @eladsof Large Scale Scrum
  2. 2. About me - Elad Sofer • Father and husband • Live in Israel. • 20 years in Software 
 development • Agile coach • LeSS certified trainer
  3. 3. Wrong question!
  4. 4. The sad truth • Succeeding with one-team-Scrum is difficult enough. • You organization is probably bigger than it needs to be. • LeSS is not going to help you with scaling your organization.
  5. 5. The “LeSS” question is:
  6. 6.
  7. 7. and… There are no best practices. Only good practices within a specific context The basic assumptions Over complexity hurts agility
  8. 8. Larman's Laws of Organizational Behavior 1. Organizations are implicitly optimized to avoid changing the status quo of middle- and first-level manager and “specialist” positions & power structures. 2. As a corollary to (1), any change initiative will be reduced to redefining or overloading the new terminology to mean basically the same as status quo. 3. As a corollary to (1), any change initiative will be derided as “purist”, “theoretical”, “revolutionary”, "religion", and “needing pragmatic customization for local concerns” -- which deflects from addressing weaknesses and manager/specialist status quo. 4. Culture follows structure.
  9. 9. 600 Experiments
  10. 10. 2008 Table of contents 1.Introduction Thinking tools Organisational tools 2.Systems Thinking 3.Lean Thinking 4.Queueing Theory 5.False Dichotomies 6.Be Agile 7.Feature Teams 8.Teams 9.Requirements Areas 10.Organisation 11.Large-Scale Scrum
  11. 11. 2010 Table of contents 1.Introduction Action tools 2.Large-Scale Scrum 3.Test 4.Product Management 5.Planning 6.Coordination 7.Requirements 8.Design & Architecture 9.Legacy Code 10.Continuous Integration 11.Inspect & Adapt 12.Multisite 13.Offshore 14.Contracts
  12. 12. 3 Pages of Rules
  13. 13. 2015 http://less.works
  14. 14. 10 principles Big gap
  15. 15. Finally, Some Guides
  16. 16. 2016 Table of contents 1.More with LeSS 2.LeSS LeSS Structure 3.Adoption 4.Organise by Customer Value 5.Managers 6.ScrumMasters LeSS Product 7.Product Owner 8.Product Backlog 9.Definition of Done 10.Initial PBR LeSS Sprint 11.Sprint Planning 12.Sprint Coordination and Integration 13.Product Backlog Refinement 14.Sprint Review 15.Sprint RetrospectiveMore or LeSS 16.More or LeSS; Architecture, DevOps
  17. 17. Two Frameworks: LeSS and LeSS Huge 2-8 teams >8 teams
  18. 18. LeSS - Up to 8 teams
  19. 19. Scrum recommends that the backlog is refined for ~2 sprints ahead Items per spint per team: 3-4 For 8 teams: at any given moment ~100 backlog items.
  20. 20. LeSS Huge
  21. 21. Upcoming Certified LeSS Practitioner courses • April 19, 2017 - Riga, Latvia • May 10, 2017 - Chicago, United States • June 19, 2017 - Dublin, Ireland • July 12, 2017 - Zurich, Switzerland • August 1, 2017 - Hamburg, Germany • Learn more at http://less.works

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