location_city Bengaluru schedule Mar 17th 04:45 - 05:30 PM place Esquire

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.


Outline/Structure of the Case Study

1- Intro - 5 min

2- LeSS Principles - 5 min

3- Case Study: 30 min

4- Q&A - 5 min

Learning Outcome

  • Understanding of complexity and risk at scale
  • Large-Scale Scrum (LeSS) Framework, Principles
  • LeSS Experiments that worked and some experiments that didn't
  • Understanding the role of emergence, self-organization and leadership in scaling value delivery

Target Audience

Leaders, VPs, Directors, Anyone involved in leading Large Scale Product Development Initiatives

schedule Submitted 4 years ago

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  • Naresh Jain
    By Naresh Jain  ~  4 years ago
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    Hi Kamlesh,

    We are planning an introductory pre-conference workshop on LeSS. To compliment that workshop, would you be interested in turning this into a 45 mins case-study? Also we expect that most participants would be able get the intro stuff from LeSS website. So it would be more valuable if you can share your insights using LeSS.

    • Kamlesh Ravlani
      By Kamlesh Ravlani  ~  4 years ago
      reply Reply

      Changed the session from a talk to a 45 min case study.

  • Venkatraman L
    By Venkatraman L  ~  4 years ago
    reply Reply

    Dear Kamlesh,

    Thanks for the proposal. Great to know it was well received.

    Can you kindly post links to the presentation (or any past presentations) that you have done ? Can you please do share video links from your past presentation(s)? This would help the reviewers to take it to the next step. Any other links, references would also be helpful. 


    • Ravi Kumar
      By Ravi Kumar  ~  4 years ago
      reply Reply

      Hi Kamalesh,

      We are waiting for the links to the presentations. Also, from the outline it is not clear on the activities of the workshop in a 90 min slot. The alternative to a workshop that you have listed is a 60 min talk. We can accommodate a talk in a 45 min slot.

      Appreciate if you can update the outline for a workshop and a talk with respective learning outcomes.





      • Kamlesh Ravlani
        By Kamlesh Ravlani  ~  4 years ago
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        Hi Ravi,

        I've added the slides of the session I've already presented. Hope that helps. Per your comments, I've reduced the proposal from 90 min workshop to a 45 min talk. It's a vast topic and I feel 45 min would just leave the attendees thirsty.

        I still think a simulation enriches the session. Here's the Simulation info: 

        1- First I poll each table to pick a product they are currently developing (one per table).

        2- At each table they draw the Organization Structure of that product organization showing major stakeholders ( Marketing, Business, Product Owner, Development ) on the org chart.

        3- I showcase a systems view of looking at whole product and dissect one of the organizational chart they've drawn with respect to lean wastes and expose local optimization.

        4- I help them re-design the organizational structure of that organization and resulting System Optimization

        5- They all discuss to redesign the org structure of the product organization on their table.

        6- We debrief.

        If you are interested to consider a 90 min workshop, I can share few diagrams (next week) showing above points.




    • Kamlesh Ravlani
      By Kamlesh Ravlani  ~  4 years ago
      reply Reply

      Hi Venkat,

      Thanks for your review. I've updated the proposal with session slides and some additional links to video/slides from past presentations. I've also updated the session outline to 60 minutes. If you need further info, I'll be glad to provide.



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