Two Dimensions Of Agile At Scale: How To Make The Most Of Your Agile Transformation

location_city Bengaluru schedule Mar 8th 03:45 - 04:30 PM place Mysore Hall 1 people 33 Interested

Many organizations have achieved sufficient success at the single team level with Agile approaches like Scrum that they want to bring Agile to their entire enterprise. They want to reap the benefits of Agile across their whole organization, but they struggle with where to start and how to sustain the change. Scaling Agility has two dimensions: scaling horizontally, across large numbers of teams, and scaling vertically, integrating the work of multiple teams into a single product. Focusing on both dimensions enables organizations to achieve sustainable change by solving 3 main challenges: achieving consistency and the right Agile culture across teams without dictating behaviors, fostering the right interactions between Agile and non-Agile teams when there are dependencies between them, and adapting Agile approaches to deliver products that require a team-of-teams approach. 

 
 

Outline/Structure of the Talk

  1. Dimensions of scaling - horizontal and vertical
  2. How to scale horizontally, across teams
    1. Product services and the role of DevOps practices such as CI/CD and open source code management models
    2. Communities of Practices and their role in sharing information and shaping career paths
    3. Standardization and assessment of Agile knowledge and capabilities
    4. Growing an Agile culture
    5. How to refactor products so that vertical scaling isn't needed
  3. Scaling vertically, adapting Scrum to deliver complex products with multiple collaborating teams
    1. How to organize the Product Backlog
    2. How to enhance self-organization to coordinate work between teams
    3. How to grow teams without diluting the team culture
  4. How to integrate with the rest of the organization
    1. The role and importance of architecture
    2. Shared service staffing models
    3. Implications on HR
    4. Implications on portfolio management and funding
    5. Implications on leadership

Learning Outcome

  1. Understand the dimensions of scaling, and why horizontal and vertical scaling have different challenges
  2. Understand the supporting environment that Agile needs to survive and thrive
  3. Understand how to deliver large, complex products using Scrum
  4. Understand how the organization needs to change to support Agile teams

 

Target Audience

Anyone interested in how to scale Agile across their enterprise, or to apply Scrum to large, complex products.

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