Scrum Alliance® Announces Partnership with LeSS Company
Denver, CO,— SCRUM ALLIANCE® – The news are finally out and public: On 4/7/2017, Scrum Alliance interim CEO Lisa Hershman, has announced that Scrum Alliance,
most established and influential professional membership organization and certifying body in the Agile community,entered in partnership with LeSS Company to support widespread adoption of Large-Scale Scrum (LeSS).
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Applying LeSS Thinking to Basic Scrum
“LeSS Hexagon of Values”
As per Scrum Guide, “…Scrum is a framework for developing and sustaining complex products…
It [Scrum] is lightweight, easy to understand and difficult to master”.
The guide talks about basic Scrum, or Scrum by one cross-functional team that works for only one Product Owner, on one single product.
The guide also mentions situations when multiple Scrum teams must work on the same product backlog and share the same Definition of Done (DoD) – an example of scrum scaling.
Large-Scale Scrum (LeSS), on the other hand, is a product development framework that extends Scrum with scaling rules and guidelines, without losing the original purposes of Scrum.…”.
Some of the hallmarks of LeSS are:
- It is the framework that requires organizational de-scaling (simplification), to scale basic Scrum
- It is the framework that strongly relies on effectiveness of organizational design and system dynamics of multiple organizational layers, departments and spheres of control
- It is not merely a group of teams doing their own Scrum, while working for different product owners and supporting different products.
Rather, it is a group of teams (2-8) that works together, synchronously, on the same product and serves the same product owner.
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Unspoken Agile Topics
This paper, originally written in February 2013, brings to light some of the least-discussed topics and consequences of “broadband agilization” that currently take place in the industry.
The materials of this paper are subdivided into two general sections:
- The first section describes certain impacts that Agile has on individuals and their personal career advancements.
- The second section describes organizational-level Agile impacts that pertain more to client companies that undergo Agile transformation,
as well as service-providing vendor companies that deliver Agile-transforming expertise to their respective clients.
Be an Educated Consumer
You just bought a house and decided to renovate. You brought in a contractor to estimate the work that you want done. What is your biggest fear? Here are a few possibilities:
- The work will not be done.
- The work will not be done on time (winter is coming and you need wall insulation before it gets cold).
- The work will be done on time but it will cost you much more than you can afford and more than this job really costs.
- The contractor is charging you more than he should; he is taking advantage of your ignorance.
- The quality of the work will be poor but, unfortunately, you will not know this until all of it is finished and you have to move in (after you pay in full).
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Fresh Collection of Ad-hoc Agile References:
I continuously collect articles and publications that come from everywhere: colleagues, coaches and trainers, clients, occasional encounters.
I keep a comprehensive list of resources here, categorized by themes.
Some of my most recent samples from the collection are below: