Large-Scale Scrum (LeSS) - 10 years of scaling agility
Large corporations struggle with slow, unpredictabile and inefficient IT. The top management is not even dreaming of fast throughput or Agility.
Agile and Scrum work in small organizations. How can large corporations get the same benefits?
We started by looking at the reality of big organizations. How silos, fragmentation, queues and big batches dominate the everyday life. Eventually the leaders spend most of their time managing problems.
After analyzing the root causes for the situation, we looked at the key points of Large-Scale Scrum (LeSS), and how they address the problems of large organizations.
LeSS enables Agile teamwork, direct customer contact, immediate feedback and minimal bureaucracy also in large organizations. Corporations like Nokia Networks and Ericsson have used it soon 10 years with over thousand developer organizations. In the financial sector examples are Union Bank of Switzerland ja J.P. Morgan. Later this year Gosei will arrange a case seminar about Bank of America Merill Lynch.
8:30 - 9:00 Morning coffee
9:00 - 9:30 Challenges of Agility at Scale
9:30 - 10.00 Descaling organizations using Large-Scale Scrum
10:20 - 11.30 Large-Scale Scrum case study
11:30 - 12:00 Q&A
Ran is Certified LeSS Trainer from LeSS Company and Certified Scrum Trainer from Scrum Alliance.
He has worked since 1995 as professional software developer. First programs he wrote in CP/M operating system using Basic language in middle of eighties. Since then he has moved to more modern languages like C, C++, and Java. Ran has lot's of experience in Scrum, design patterns, UML, distributed systems, Test Driven Development and Specification by Example, Executable Requirements (also know as Acceptance Test Driven Development).
Currently, Ran is working as trainer and consultant in Gosei helping large multinational organizations to move from sequential product development to Scrum.
After studying structural mechanics Ari built fault tolerant embedded real time systems for ten years. He has been full-time organisational therapist since 1997.
He has deep experience in organisational and group dynamics. He likes to explore and publish about patterns and unconscious phenomena in organisations.
In private life Ari listens to strange classical music (now playing), lifts iron, runs after the ball and tries to sit quietly in zen meditation.