Just the Facts: SAFe vs LeSS vs Scrum@Scale

Scaling frameworks can still be a polarizing topic. This session compares three of those frameworks on a factual basis:

  • Where are they similar
  • Where are they different

In terms of their own stated

  • Principles and sources
  • Structure, and
  • Practices

As Lyssa Adkins noted, "...When we argue about this framework, that framework, the other framework; when we snipe at each other on social media; when we allow our Agile values to be compromised... those are from a bygone era and they are not worthy of us, not anymore. That’s not who we are... We're headed toward something else." (We are the Leaders We Have Been Waiting For https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s6pPQ3W7npY&feature=youtu.be) (she also makes some other direct observations in this vein).

Following in that spirit, the purpose of this presentation is to present a fact-based comparison of the key elements of SAFe, LeSS, and Scrum@Scalle. It's not to feed you any pronouncements on the relative strengths or weaknesses of these three popular frameworks, or to assert which, if any is appropriate in what situations. Rather, the idea is to put you in a position to make your own informed judgments these points. And in doing so, perhaps deepen your understanding of the key issues and options associated with agile scaling.

 
 

Outline/Structure of the Tutorial

  • Brief Intro to each framework
  • Key principles and values motivating each, and comparison
    • As stated in the framework themselves
  • A comparison of the key structural elements of each
  • A comparison of their key practices
  • Closing
  • A summary observations that can be made, not judgmentsd

Learning Outcome

A better understanding of the basic elements these three frameworks

The facts on how they are similar; how they are different

A better understanding of what considerations, issues and options are involved in scaling agile development

A greater ability to make your own informed judgment on how to assess and approach scaling in your own environment

Target Audience

Anyone trying to work out the best scaling approach for their environment; Anyone interested in gaining more perspective or understanding of the issues, trade-offs and options associated with Scaling Agile

Prerequisites for Attendees

There are no pre-requisites per se, but any advance familiarity the attendee has or can acquire by visiting the associated web sites will increase the amount of value they are likely to get from this presentation

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