Doing Agile at Scale
The original approaches to small scale agile development have an emphasis on informality; form up some agile teams, endow them with autonomy and the ability to self-organise, and productivity results will spontaneously appear.
In small shops where everyone is genuinely in the same room, this works.
For large scale IT operations with long established hierarchies and divisional silos, it does not - as many organisations have learned to their dismay.
To operate agile at scale requires an understanding and recognition of the fundamental constraints in the system that are inhibiting better and faster outcomes, and then having a strategy and roadmap for determining and implementing a means to address them.
There is no easy answer, but there is a solution; globally referenced best practice frameworks for operating at scale do exist and are being used successfully.
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