Scaling Scrum: Scrum@Scale

Scaling Scrum: Scrum@Scale

Scrum@Scale (S@S) is a framework that allows Scrum to be scaled to handle large-scale projects. It is intended to solve the difficulties associated with coordinating the activities of various Scrum teams, and it includes advice on how to structure Scrum teams, manage product backlogs, and implement continuous delivery. Scrum@Scale is a collection of standards and … Read more

Happy birthday, Kingmaker!

Happy birthday, Kingmaker!

Today marks the one-year anniversary of my blogging adventure. I found my interest for Scrum a few years ago, and one year ago I decided that starting a blog would be a wonderful opportunity to share my knowledge. Despite the fact that I only received two (!) comments on my blog entries, I am appreciative … Read more

Scaling Scrum: Next level with Nexus

Scaling Scrum: Next level with Nexus

Nexus is a Scrum scaling framework that was created to assist organizations in coordinating the work of multiple Scrum teams working on a single product or project. Nexus is a collection of guidelines, practices, and tools for scaling Scrum while adhering to its core principles of transparency, inspection, and adaptation. Nexus is a Scrum framework … Read more

Scaling Scrum: Playing it SAFe

Scaling Scrum: Playing it SAFe

Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) is a framework for scaling Agile to large enterprises with multiple teams working on complex projects. SAFe is a set of principles, practices, and guidelines for implementing Agile across multiple teams and departments while aligning the organization’s goals with the overall business strategy. Dean Leffingwell, regarded as one of the forefathers … Read more

When a Scrum Master evolves into an agile leader

When a Scrum Master evolves to an agile leader

My employer announced my promotion to the company’s middle management at the beginning of this year. So, as a member of middle management, does a Scrum Master ‘manage’ others? Gunther Verheyen explains in this 2014 article that the Scrum Master role is not a management role, but rather a facilitation role. The Scrum Master is … Read more

Scaling Scrum: Doing more with LeSS

Scaling Scrum: Doing more with LeSS

Large-Scale Scrum, or LeSS, is a framework for scaling Scrum to multiple teams working on a single product. LeSS is based on Scrum principles and values, emphasizing customer focus, continuous improvement, and self-organizing teams. LeSS is a set of rules, roles, and events that assist organizations in scaling Scrum while adhering to its core principles. … Read more

“Coaching Agile Teams” by Lyssa Adkins: a review

"Coaching Agile Teams" by Lyssa Adkins: a review

This article is a review of “Coaching Agile Teams” by Lyssa Adkins. I have based this review on a Dutch translation of the book.  “Coaching Agile Teams” by Lyssa Adkins is a well-regarded book on the subject of coaching agile teams and is recommended reading for those interested in the topic. The book provides practical … Read more

Scaling Scrum: starring roles, greater challenges

Scaling Scrum: important roles

Scrum scaling necessitates a shift in the mindset of the Scrum Team as well as a few key stakeholders within the organization. This article discusses the various roles and stakeholders, as well as the general challenges they face when implementing Scrum in their organization. Product Owner Scaling Scrum to larger organizations poses new challenges for … Read more

Scaling Scrum: an introduction

Scaling Scrum - an introduction

When an organization has multiple Scrum Teams working on a large-scale project or multiple interdependent projects, scaling Scrum may be necessary. The goal of scaling Scrum is to ensure that the work of multiple teams is coordinated and that product development is consistent and cohesive. Scrum was originally intended for small teams, but as larger … Read more

“Scrum – The Art of Doing Twice the Work in Half the Time” by Jeff Sutherland: a review

Scrum – The Art of Doing Twice the Work in Half the Time

This article is a review of “Scrum – The Art of Doing Twice the Work in Half the Time” by Jeff Sutherland. In an earlier article I referred to this book by its somewhat misleading title. Scrum emphasizes delivering value and improving the overall process over simply increasing output or doing more work in less … Read more

Reasons to adopt Scrum

There are valid reasons why a company would want to implement Scrum. Scrum is widely used in many businesses, particularly in IT. However, why would a company want to implement Scrum? Are there any misunderstandings? And what is the reason that resonates with me the strongest? Adopting Scrum for invalid reasons (and its dangers) Scrum … Read more