The 'Only' Two Things You Need to do to Scale Agile

The magic behind the Agile manifesto is in the question they asked. The 17 people assembling in Snowbird spend their time figuring out how they were similar, not what way of working was best. And in the course of those two days, they discovered the deeper truths in what worked.

So what happens when we look what the different Agile Scaling frameworks have in common? A move away from projects towards product development and teams as the fundamental building blocks?

In this talk, we will be exploring how these two shifts impact the way we scale Agile. Looking back on all the Agile Transformations I have done all of them have succeeded (or failed) when we have (not) focussed on these two things.

 
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Outline/structure of the Session

  • Introducing the 2 shifts
    • Away from Project Funding
    • Teams as fundamental building block
  • Two goals
    • Product Based Portfolio Management
      • Problems with Projects
      • Funding Capacity
      • Assign Capacity
    • Autonomous Feature Teams
      • Feature teams vs component teams
  • Wrapping up
    • Real life examples
    • Further exploring

Learning Outcome

  • What to focus on in Scaling Agile
  • How to do Portfolio Management in a post-project world
  • Articulate why it is impossible to scale Component Teams.

Target Audience

Agile Coaches, Project/Portfolio & other managers.

schedule Submitted 7 months ago

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  • Srinath Chandrasekharan
    By Srinath Chandrasekharan  ~  6 months ago
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    Hi Erwin,

    Your proposal looks interesting. However for us to understand this in more detail, can you also add some more content and also what is the key learning outcome.

     

    Regards,

    Srinath

    • Erwin van der Koogh
      By Erwin van der Koogh  ~  6 months ago
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      Hey Srinath,

      Thanks for the compliment. What else besides the outline are you looking for? I have uploaded the slides for Lean Agile Scotland where I gave this talk to slideshare at: http://www.slideshare.net/evanderkoogh/the-only-2-things-needed-to-scale-agile

      And I have listed 3 learning outcomes:

      • What to focus on in Scaling Agile
      • How to do Portfolio Management in a post-project world
      • Articulate why it is impossible to scale Component Teams.

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