Ten years of Scaling Agile - our seminar series continues now in Tallinn on Jan 19th. Our message resonates well with Estonia's demonstration of Lean governance.
A full house listened attentively about all that goes wrong when organizations grow using ideas from Taylorism, like most organizations do. The participants were unpleasantly familiar with the anti-patterns like Coordination Chaos, Specialization Hell, and ever growing Bureaucracy.
Picking selected set of Agile spices from a scaling framework or literature will help locally and temporarily. However expecting systematic improvements without changing the fundamental thinking and structures is simplistic and will cause the return to status quo.
LeSS.works since it provides carefully crystallized principles, frameworks, and guides, that address the fundamentals of large software organizations.
Before finding Agile, Ari built software for embedded distributed fault tolerant software for seven years. For the next decade he worked as an organizational therapist with cultural change, teamwork and leadership. Since 2006 he has contributed to LeSS-flavoured Agile transformations including mechanical engineering, market automation, and embedded system development. For the last couple of years Ari had international coaching assignments ranging from teams to board.
Ran is an experienced software professional who has worked since 1995 in professional software development field. Currently, Ran is working as a consultant and trainer in process improvement field helping large multinational organizations to move from sequential product development to more agile ways of working. The primary focus has been on how to move big products (over 100 people) to use Large-Scale Scrum (LeSS) and Lean. This work includes giving wide range of trainings, workshops, team coaching and management consulting.