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. It contains suggestions that can be used to optimize the deployment pipeline, release code frequently, and deliver to customers.
Ultimate Software settled on Kanban as its scaled methodology which went hand-in-hand with the company’s culture of autonomy. Teams define their own process and apply policies specific to their own context. Through the innovative use of flow practices and principles, Ultimate has been able to achieve many of the benefits of a Lean-Agile implementation without the use of a heavyweight framework.
What makes an agile team successful is not the “process” nor the “tools” but rather the way people develop an effective level of interaction with each other. Growing agile means both focusing on culture, and on co-evolution of practices and tools.
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
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
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.
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.
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
Bas Vodde and Craig Larman framed and introduced Large Scale Scrum (LeSS), the scaling model. InfoQ interviewed Bas Vodde to discuss more about LeSS framework.
Sanjiv Augustine wrote Scaling Agile: A Lean JumpStart, a book on scaling Agile methods. It is a short and informative book about scaling Agile methods.
The book Scrumban [R]Evolution: Getting the Most Out of Agile, Scrum, and Lean Kanban explores the principles and theories of Scrumban, and shows how Scrumban can be deployed in organizations. 2
Agile methodologies long ago proved their efficiency with small co-located teams. No organization is too big, complex or distributed to adopt Agile practices, but they must follow these simple rules