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Friday, April 17 • 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Scaling and Free Love: Reviving the Joy of unSAFe Scaling Practices

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In the good old days we used to experiment and do what felt good. One Scrum team, that's a good time but we eventually need a little more excitement. We add a couple more teams and it gets interesting enough to have an occasional Scrum-of-Scrums. When a few more teams come along, well... now you've got a party (aka joint Release Planning)! Then at some point, we jumped from there to a robust framework with lots of prescribed roles and rules that is unwieldy for most organizations outside the Fortune 500. The overhead of SAFe for a typical mid-size company is too much to bear, yet teams and management are at a loss for a lighter scaling method to coordinate their handfuls of teams. 

Together we will examine several alternative scaling methods and examples applicable to mid-size firms where SAFe is likely to be over burdensome. Participants will take away a set of usable methods, as well as ideas for further investigation and experimentation in scaling teams in an agile context. 

It’s gonna be a party, just like the good old days... before we had to be SAFe in order to scale.

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Aaron Kopel

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Aaron Kopel is an experienced Management Consultant and Enterprise Agile Coach who has worked with companies ranging from early stage startups to Fortune 100s. He has led Agile transformations, formed more than 1,000 Agile teams, has advised and mentored all levels of management and... Read More →

Friday April 17, 2015 3:00pm - 3:45pm EDT
Christine Grant Ballroom NCAA

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