Why are agile processes so effective? Because small, cross-functional teams can work on product parts in a focused and self-organized manner. So does agile reach its limits in large projects? No. You can also use agile methods for large projects, but you have to think bigger – in other words, “scale” them. This does not change the principles and values of agility – but the complexity grows.
With myScaled Agile®, we work with you to design the customized scaling path for your organization.
The first teams in your company are already delivering better solutions with Scrum, Kanban or another agile way of working? Now you want to expand this success story? With your self-defined scaling approach, you create a framework in which multiple agile teams work together to deliver the right products for your customers’ needs. Whether you want to use this model for individual organizational units, entire business units, or the entire organization: Start your individual scaling journey now.
We have many years of experience with scaling agile approaches and know that it takes a lot of joint effort, especially at the beginning. We support you in this process.
The Spotify Model
The Swedish music streaming platform is the embodiment of a fresh, agile company. While Spotify has only been turning a profit since late 2018, its 2012 setup appears to be the answer to companies worldwide on how to build an agile organization.
How can you use the Spotify model?
LeSS – Large-Scale Scrum
Large-Scale Scrum is not a new Scrum, but a scalable framework – for up to 8 teams. The application of LeSS requires a basic understanding of Scrum and transfers the values, principles and elements of Scrum to more complex organizational structures.
The challenges of big projects
Increasing risk of failure
More with LeSS
LeSS aims to reduce complexity in large organizations and achieve a return to the product and its benefits for the user. The basic idea is the same as in Scrum: to use the available resources more effectively.
When LeSS reaches its limits, LeSS Huge is a framework designed for several thousands of employees. LeSS Huge is essentially a scaled version of LeSS and cannot do without additional organizational layers. This slows down the development process as a whole. However, compared to conventional organizational forms, the effectiveness can still be much higher.
The success factor of scaling
Huge scaling solutions like LeSS Huge are complex and can only work if the infrastructure and architecture in the company are aligned with them. Professional consulting is crucial here.
SAFe® – the Scaled Agile Framework
SAFe® is primarily a model for integrating agile frameworks such as Scrum, Kanban, Lean and the methods necessary for them. The goal: agile process design throughout the entire company. However, problems often arise during implementation if the architecture and infrastructure are not aligned with this. We recommend that you first develop a holistic change management strategy for large-scale change processes of this kind. We can support you in this process.