I attended YOW! Sydney 2014 and thought some people might get something useful out of my notes. These aren’t my complete reinterpretations of every slide, but just things I jotted down that I thought were interesting enough to remember or look into further.
She started by saying:
“There’s a big assumption that if agile is good, scaling agile must be good.”
Which made my jaw drop. I make that assumption. It had never occurred to me. Maybe agile techniques don’t work in a larger organisation?
She talked about four constraints on scaling: system complexity, organisational mindset, multi-team communication, and the time and energy of bright creative people. Continue reading