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    Large Scale Product Development with Large-Scale Scrum - Case Study

    Kamlesh Ravlani
    Kamlesh Ravlani
    schedule 1 year ago
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    45 mins
    Case Study
    Intermediate

    Organizations are frequently embarking on large scale product development initiatives involving hundreds, sometimes thousands of team members. Scale brings in additional complexity, non-linear behavior and risk making top-down and plan driven approaches ineffective and useless.

    In this session Kamlesh Ravlani will discuss a case study of developing a product with multiple teams spread in two sites implementing Large-Scale Scrum (Less) elements.

    Large-Scale Scrum is Scrum applied to many teams working on one product. LeSS is well balanced between empirical process control and defined elements to work with 2 to 8 teams. LeSS enables scaling the value delivery by descaling the organizational structure and optimizing the whole system.

    We'll discuss, how did the teams organize their work and accelerate value delivery? How did leaders contribute value? Which experiments worked and which ones didn't?

    PS: Interested participants are encouraged to visit https://less.works/less/framework/index.html and familiarize themselves with the LeSS Framework before the session. We will not cover the LeSS Introduction in this session, rather we'll directly jump in to the case study.

  • Liked Ran Nyman
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    The transformational power of LeSS and SAFe

    Ran Nyman
    Ran Nyman
    schedule 1 year ago
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    45 mins
    Talk
    Executive

    In this session, we will study how two scaling approaches, LeSS and SAFe, affect the fundamentals of the organization: leading flow, unity, and learning. A critical choice is the balance between program execution and long term evolution. We will give valuable thinking tools for choosing the correct approach.

    Scaling Agile is easily misunderstood. Do you want to handle bigger programs and more teams or do you want to have more value with less hassle? Or do you want to widen the Agile adoption to the whole of the organization: culture, business, and leadership.

    Both Large-Scale Scrum (LeSS) and Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) have a history with Nokia and use it as a reference. The pattern of Coordination Chaos (http://www.slideshare.net/gosei/coordination-chaos) was one of the main reasons leading to the infamous “Burning Platform” of Nokia Mobile Phones. It is a core challenge in scaling. Most big organizations around the world face similar problems. Nokia provides a relevant story to understand and compare what these approaches offer.

    Another challenge is learning. Big corporations often use the machine metaphor for the organization. This management thinking optimizes resources and cost, locally and in the short term. It treats learning as cost, especially learning outside of one’s special role. Let’s contrast this with a Scrum team (the team + the product owner + the Scrum master). It cross-learns inside the team. It inspects and adapts at the market. Here learning creates value. This is what you want to scale up.

    We will look at the approaches by using organizational control theory created by William G. Ouchi where he defines three main control mechanisms; bureaucratic, market and clan control. This explains why teamwork is the only way. Even having the same basis the frameworks differ how control is achieved, and it has an impact on long-term sustainability.

    The flow of work is analyzed looking at batching of work, length of detailed planning horizon and organizational structures.

    Finally, we will point out the main questions you should look at when selecting LeSS or SAFe. What is their transformational power. Are they aiming at a fundamental change from Taylorian organization to Lean and Agile.

     

     

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    Large-Scale Scrum Introduction

    Ran Nyman
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    Naveen Kumar Singh
    Naveen Kumar Singh
    schedule 1 year ago
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    480 mins
    Tutorial
    Intermediate

    Large-Scale Scrum (LeSS) is a framework for scaling agile development to multiple teams. LeSS builds on top of the Scrum principles such as empiricism, cross-functional self-managing teams and provides a framework for applying that at scale. It provides simple basic rules and guidelines on how to adopt Scrum in large product development.

    In this tutorial, we focus on LeSS framework and see how you can scale Agile development to big organizations. We will start by looking at basic assumptions behind scaling and what different approaches there. Then we learn how LeSS deals with scaling in big groups and finally how LeSS can be adopted for existing organizations and what changes it bring in.

  • Jeronimo Palacios
    Jeronimo Palacios
    schedule 1 year ago
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    45 mins
    Talk
    Executive

    In 1995, Jeff Sutherland and Ken Schwaber introduced Scrum, today the most popular Agile methodology, according to every Agile report. 

    20 years later, that same collaboration, led by Scrum.org, produced Nexus, the proposal from the Scrum creators to Scale Scrum in large Software development initiatives that include hundreds of people. 

    Over 45 minutes, we'll explore the Nexus framework, its artefacts and roles, as well as some practices, differences and similarities between Scrum and Nexus. The underlying philosophy will be displayed and discussed. 

    We'll also take a look at real organisations already using Nexus to scale their software development efforts using the Scaled Professional Scrum program from Scrum.org to transform their product development

    Resources: Nexus is free and available for download on https://www.scrum.org/Portals/0/NexusGuide%20v1.1.pdf

  • Liked Michael Chik
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    Rise and Downfall of a Large Scale Scrum Implementation

    Michael Chik
    Michael Chik
    schedule 1 year ago
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    45 mins
    Talk
    Advanced

    We were at the forefront of scaling Scrum and Agile. Past tense. This talk will explore lessons learnt, and how to increase the probability of success for your scaling efforts.

    To be clear, this is a failure story. However, failure inevitably leads to learning. And I would very much like to share my learnings with the wider agile-community.

    This talk is divided into the following sections:

    • How we implemented Large Scale Scrum and were proud of it
    • What we tried that went well and you should try, too
    • Things we tried that didn't work - but may work for you
    • What we tried that failed - and you shouldn't try either
    • General advice on what to look for in scaling frameworks
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