Rise and Downfall of a Large Scale Scrum Implementation

location_city Bengaluru schedule Mar 17th 03:45 - 04:30 PM place Esquire

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

Outline/Structure of the Talk

  • 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 

Learning Outcome

  • What to avoid when scaling Scrum and Agile
  • Things we tried and didn’t work (but might work for you)
  • Things we tried that benefited us and may be worth trying in your organisation

Target Audience

People from organisations that are thinking of or have already started scaling up

schedule Submitted 4 years ago

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  • Ravi Kumar
    By Ravi Kumar  ~  4 years ago
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    Hi Michael,

    I understand there's a lot that is being covered but feel 90 min is too much for a talk. Can you reduce this to a 45 min talk or a case study instead?




    • Michael Chik
      By Michael Chik  ~  4 years ago
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      Sure I could. Originally designed for a 60 min session, the feedback I got from the community was that the session should be significantly longer.

      Cutting stuff out shouldn't be a problem.

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

        Great. thanks Michael.

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

    Dear Michael,

    Thanks for the proposal. Would it be possible for you to post any video links from your talk (past presentations for example). If you are unable to get any, can you please shoot a quick video for few minutes and try explaining this proposal ? This would help the reviewers decide on the next steps. 

    Also, any links to any past presentations, blog links would be nice.