People everywhere are talking about scaling agile and different frameworks and ideas to support this. Fancy and rather complicated scaling agile frameworks have not only taken shape but probably have started becoming mainstream. All these frameworks apparently claim to facilitate communication and collaboration.
However, as group size rises, all sorts of issues emerges. Even if more people provide a greater pool of resources, they also require greater amounts of coordination and management, to the point where size becomes an impediment. Scaling up might trigger not only “coordination loss” & “motivation loss” but also “relational loss”.
Small teams are agile!! I guess, thats the reason Scrum urges to work in small teams. As small as 5 to 9 members. So let’s explore if there is a possibility to scale down instead of scaling up? And, how can you scale down? What does it take? Has anyone scaled down yet? Is there a structure to scale down? Can it be replicated?