Whilst becoming proficient at single-team Agile is not easy, scaling to many teams and possibly many sites adds many additional challenges.
Often these challenges include...
2. The 'contract game' and its misalignment with "customer collaboration over contract negotiation"
3. Release rigidity - inability to adjust scope and/or release timing in order to maximise value for money
4. Limited visibility and transparency
5. Dependency hell
6. Skills bottlenecks
7. Lack of cross-team learning
8. Lack of design and architectural alignment whilst avoiding 'ivory tower' architecture
9. Inability to resolve organisational mis-alignment issues outside of delivery teams
Not all frameworks marketed as Agile are designed to address these problems.
In this session, we will introduce Large-Scaled Scrum (LeSS) as an organisational design framework and illustrate how it provides solutions to problems that commonly lead to friction, deliver challenges and difficulties realising the benefits of Agile within large programs and product development efforts.
We will outline each organisational dysfunction / scaling challenge, and connect these with the elements of LeSS that avoid the dysfunction or greatly LeSSen the problem
First presented on 7 May 2015 at
Project Management Institute (PMI) Sydney Chapter Meetup