LeSS vs SAFe - And the Great Scaling Debate

(Can do 10 or 45. Title for 10 minutes would be Less vs. SAFe - in 10 Minutes).  Probably few topics in Agile generate more philosophical polarization, strength of opinion, and catch phrases than how to scale Agile, and nothing represents that fact better than comparisons of LeSS and SAFe.  But if we step back and take a dispassionate look - or try to - what do we find at the next level of specifics?  If you sift the data, what are key differences in terms of practice and structure, and the two or three key differences in principles or philosophy that drive them?  What shakes out.  And - what we rarely or ever dwell on - what is the same or similar about them, and what if anything can we learn from that?  These are the questions we look at and results we share in this presentation.  

 
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Outline/structure of the Session

  • What is SAFe, What is LeSS
  • Structure
    • Fundamentally similar practices/structure SAFe vs LeSS
    • Fundamentally distinguishing practices/structure SAFe vs LeSS
  • What's similar
    • Fundamentally different principles SAFe vs LeSS
    • Fundamentally similar principles SAFe vs LeSS
  • Surprise conclusion

Learning Outcome

Understanding the key differences  between LeSS and SAFe

  • In principles
  • In practices

Key similarities between LeSS and SAFe

  • In practices
  • In principles

Target Audience

Practitioners looking for more clarity about Agile Scaling options and LeSS vs SAFe

Prerequisite

A basic idea of the topic of scaling agile and issues

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