Why would we want maximize dependencies? Why would we intentionally create a situation when one team is dependent on another team? Is not it exactly what we wish to avoid, for the sake of reducing an overhead of dependency management, local optimization and bureaucracy? YES. TRUE.
However this is mainly true about asynchronous dependencies, where collaboration and coordination between teams are not direct and hindered. On the other hand, when dependencies between teams are synchronous, the situation changes: there is a great opportunity for information radiation, lateral learning and cross-team collaboration.
In this recording, the co-creator of Large Scale Scrum (LeSS) Bas Vodde tells his personal stories of working with product teams that intentionally have maximized dependencies and succeeded.
Bas Vodde’s upcoming LeSS training opportunities in NYC can be found at this page.