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Scaling Agile for the Enterprise

Scaling Agile for the Enterprise is a challenge that many large organizations face as they implement Scrum Teams across more and more of their operations. Coordinating multiple Teams that are working on multiple projects can seem daunting. But Scrum was designed to scale because it is fractal in nature - meaning it works the same at scale as it does in a singular instance.

Estimated time for this course: 75 minutes
Audience: Advanced
Suggested PrerequisitesScrum Framework

Upon completion you will:

  • Learn how Scrum was designed to scale
  • Understand Object-Oriented-Architecture at the organizational level
  • How to use the Scrum-of-Scrums to manage product release
  • How others have scaled Scrum
  • Know how Spotify designed itself to scale
  • Qualify for PMI PDUs. See FAQ for details
Scaling Overview:
Scrum was designed to address Conway's Law coined by Melvin Conway in 1968:

organizations which design systems ... are constrained to produce designs which are copies of the communication structures of these organizations...

In other words, the architecture of the code reflects the architecture of the organization! This is why companies with rigid bureaucratic hierarchies produce rigid, hierarchical code that is hard to change. In contrast, Scrum is flexible and adaptive. By dint of Conway's Law, organizations using Scrum will create products that can easily adapt to market changes, giving it a competitive advantage.

Using real world examples from IDX (now GE Healthcare), Microsoft, SAP, and Spotify this online course covers how to scale small Teams out in large organizations, how to distribute remote Teams, and how to manage hundreds of small Teams using the Scrum of Scrums.

*Note: this online course is an example of how Scrum scales. For a more detailed examination of Scrum Inc.'s modular scaling framework, that is designed to work in many different contexts, please see Scrum@Scale Pts. 1 - 4.

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