Scrum implementations have the characteristics of an iceberg. The tip of the iceberg is what is explicit in the Scrum Guide whilst the much larger mass under the waterline is deep adoption of the implications of Scrum and Lean. This is where far greater payoffs from Agile adoption are to be found. Unfortunately, few people are aware of many of the deep implications and far fewer have experienced a Scrum adoption that goes beyond the tip of the iceberg.
The recent articulation of LeSS and it’s contrast with SAFe is drawing attention to the difference between shallow and deep Scrum. This session will take you in a submersible below the waterline and use a spotlight to illuminate the vast potential to improve your organisation through deep Scrum.
In comparing LeSS with SAFe, we illuminate ways to…
1. Scale vertically, not just horizontally to help thousands pull together as one.
2. Reduce bureaucratic control and increase business-development collaboration.
3. Transform the win-lose contract game between business and IT into a win-win co-operative game.
4. Focus everyone on the end-customer and re-structure around this.
5. Produce a potentially shippable product increment every fortnight.
6. Enable the organisation to "turn on a dime, for a dime".
7. Enable anti-fragile self-optimising of both What customer value is created and How it is created.
8. Radically simplify organisational structure without the overheads of unnecessary specification, co-ordination and reporting roles.
9. Unleash the potential of real self-managing teams without this being unwittingly constrained.
10. Allow managers to shift from managing the what, the how and tracking to the much more impactful work of capability building.