Category Archives: scaling

Proposal: Scaling Workshop

This is the first in a series on new ideas to make your practice of Agile more successful. Do a scaling workshop The idea is a 2 day workshop with the right people in your company, focused on the scaling topic. First, scaling can mean many different things, and in the workshop we like to […]

Teams are More Important than Scaling

This is another take-away from the Southern Fried Agile last fall. Teams are more important than scaling. I am hearing a lot of talk about scaling.  Definitely a useful and important topic for some. Also, I am deeply concerned that we are missing a key point. Many people are. In general, we have not learned […]

Scaling Workshop – New thoughts

David Muldoon and I just had a new Scaling workshop in Montreal.  Two days talking about scaling, and solving problems. One quick observation Scaling is ugly.  That is, scaling is always a compromise. We talked about the ideal state; what would we ideally want things to be like.  One way of expressing part of that: […]

Scaling Whitepaper

We have started a scaling whitepaper.  It will go through many iterations.  Now version 5. Getting Starting with ScalingVer5 Please comment on how you think this paper should evolve, and which key questions this paper should address. Thanks.

The Scaling Dilemma

Some very useful comments about scaling by Mary Poppendieck. http://www.leanessays.com/2014/02/the-scaling-dilemma.html

Learning from the Toronto Scaling Workshop

Last week we had a Scaling with Agile Workshop in Toronto. More and more I am convinced this scaling workshop is necessary for many people to apply Scrum well, in their business model.  They need to work through how to make it work in their context.  And many of the issues in ‘making it work’ have […]

Scaling Workshop Montreal

I am really excited about the Scaling Workshop Dave Muldoon and I just led in Montreal. Dave had mentioned this before, but it struck me how each person’s problems are different. And, even if they are somewhat similar, they need to be prioritized differently. We had some discussion of ScrumPLOP.org. We discussed some patterns for […]

New Scaling Workshop

We have added a 1 day workshop to many of our courses.  Dave Muldoon and I will do the Workshop.  Dave has years of experience scaling in a large multinational corporation, and with other large organizations. What is it: The workshop reviews quickly the several approaches to scaling in the community now: SAFe, LeSS, DAD, […]

Scaling, Part 2

Here are some additional patterns to consider when Scaling. For now, consider that I am using a narrow definition of scaling, to mean, collocated teams working together on one product in a fairly tight way. 1. Upfront Work. To over-simplify, if we create any product, we plan, we build, we release.  That is the simplest […]

SAFe, LeSS, DAD, and ScrumPLOP

First, I want to say that I feel each ‘large scale agile’ situation is different.  The key problems are different.  Therefore, the solution(s) should be different. And I like the idea of patterns. This is the pattern idea: “Here are some things (patterns) that others have found useful, and maybe I can steal from them, […]