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  • Culture May Eat Agile for Breakfast

    by Stefan Wolpers on  May 05, 2017

    Making culture your priority during the scaling phase of your organization is a sound business decision. You have to invest by hiring for mindset and educating everyone joining the organization in agile principles to prevent turning an existing agile culture into a traditional one.

  • Agile Scaling in Action

    by Yousef Awad on  Mar 20, 2017

    The biggest reason for adopting agile at scale is that despite the fantasy that a collection of agile teams will somehow organically integrate to deploy a program, that is not the reality. That’s why for larger dev/test outfits or projects, companies sometimes roll up individual agile teams into one agile environment at enterprise scale. Yousef Awad presents lessons learned and words to the wise.

  • Q&A on Large-Scale Scrum: More with LeSS

    by Ben Linders on  Mar 04, 2017 1

    The book More with LeSS by Craig Larman and Bas Vodde provides practices to create simpler and more flexible organizations, applying Scrum with many teams working on one product. More with LeSS is the third book on LeSS (see books on LeSS); it’s the most concrete and fundamental book to start learning about LeSS. The book also contains insights on experiences with LeSS adoptions.

Doing Scrum with Multiple Teams: Comparing Scaling Frameworks

Posted by Tomas Björkholm Hans Brattberg Jan Grape on  Feb 24, 2017

To kick-start your implementation of scaled Agile you can use LeSS, SAFe or Scrum@Scale as a starting point. In this article we compare these frameworks to help you choose what fits you best. 4

Q&A on Starting and Scaling DevOps in the Enterprise

Posted by Ben Linders on  Jan 12, 2017

The book Starting and Scaling DevOps in the Enterprise by Gary Gruver provides a DevOps based approach for continuously improving development and delivery processes in large organizations.

Ultimate Kanban: Scaling Agile without Frameworks at Ultimate Software

Posted by Steve Reid Prateek Singh Daniel S. Vacanti on  Nov 27, 2016

Through the innovative use of flow practices and principles Ultimate Software has been able to achieve many of the benefits of a Lean-Agile implementation without the use of a heavyweight framework. 1

Growing Agile… Not Scaling!

Posted by Andrea Tomasini Dhaval Panchal on  Jul 27, 2016

What makes an agile team successful is the way people develop an effective level of interaction. Growing agile means both focusing on culture, and on co-evolution of practices and tools. 2

Unfreezing an Organization

Posted by Ahmad Fahmy on  Apr 30, 2016

Ahmad Fahmy provides an authentic retrospective of a large scale agile transformation at a large bank, looking at what worked, what didn't and lessons which can be applied at other organizations. 6

Large Scaled-Scrum Development Does Work!

Posted by Almudena Rodriguez Pardo Norma Acevedo Lopez on  Feb 06, 2016

This article explores how the Ericsson ICT Development Center Eurolab applies Kaizen and agile to develop products with around 100 professionals from all related development and product areas. 4

Self Leadership for Agility

Posted by Ben Linders on  Feb 02, 2016

An interview with Christopher Avery about self leadership and self-organizing teams, the role for leadership in agile, and how top leadership differs between small and large organizations.

Why Agile Fails in Large Enterprises

Posted by Sanjay Zalavadia on  Dec 01, 2015

Agile software development has proven to be a major benefit to various teams, but there are challenges particular to large organisations, this article provides advice on how to avoid the pitfalls. 1

The Right Way to Scale Agile: Scaling Value Delivery over Process

Posted by Suzie Prince on  Nov 16, 2015

There is no one way to scale agile. In order to find the right way for you organizations you need to understand what you are trying to achieve and create a process that works to deliver that outcome. 3

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