Scrum at Scale – 4 parts
Jeff Sutherland has recently done a great job in describing his ideas on scaling.
Here are three things I think are key:
- Scale down. That is, it is complex to get lots of people involved in one problem or effort. Simplify.
- Use patterns. (E.x. Do not try to implement all of some big poster on scaling at the same time.)
- Don’t bite off more than you can chew. While there are some common patterns, and they can work, do not assume every pattern will fit your situation. Be judicious and experimental. Expect experiments not to work out well (for a variety of reasons, including ineffective execution).
Implement one pattern at a time, and only move to the next pattern once the prior pattern is operating professionally across your scaled group.
Here are the modules. They include video and slides. See both.
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