LeSS Talks: Maximizing Dependencies with Interdependent Teams, with Bas Vodde

Download Materials 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 … Read more

LeSS Talks: Professor Snowden, Answering Tough Questions For: Individuals, Companies, Industry

This topic was based on the questions, crowdsourced from the audience, for Professor Snowden. The questions covered: Complexity management vs. complexity reduction. This jives so much with dependency management vs. dependency reduction. Companies tend to skillfully MANAGE complexity and dependencies, with more tools, processes and processors, as opposed to reducing them. Any thoughts on this? … Read more

LeSS with Gene and James: Navigating the LeSS Complete Picture

Synopsis: How to embrace and digest the entire body of knowledge that Large Scale Scrum (LeSS) offers? How to understand what is foundational, what is minimally required and what is optional? There is an image on less.works site that graphically illustrates LeSS Principles, Frameworks (Rules), Guides & Experiments. However, how the aforementioned relate to one … Read more

LeSS with Gene and James: Focusing on Fundamentals. Reducing “Second Market” Frameworks.

Summary: Why do we need more fancy frameworks? Why not re-focus on having small successes with good-n-old fundamentals? The history of Agile Manifesto (AM) and Scrum has 20+ years. Yet, the % of companies that are consistent with basic principles of AM that can demonstrate rudimentary success with Scrum is still very low. These are … Read more

LeSS with Gene and James: Internal [Unintentional] Distortions of LeSS

Multiple Component (or even Feature/Product Teams) Teams, sprinting concurrently != LeSS Is this and attempt to scale? This is copy-pasting, at best. If different products are involved, why same sprinting schedule matters? If teams build the same product but do not share a backlog/PO – what is the benefit of concurrency? Is this just a … Read more