Scaling Scrum without Crushing Its Soul
At the core of Scrum is the empowered, self-organized team. However, when organizations scale, if they are not careful, they can disempower teams and destroy self-organization. When they do, they don't get what they are looking for, and the teams end up feeling defeated and unmotivated. When organizations impose order and consistency from the top down, they lose the benefits of Scrum. What organizations need is to scale the benefits of Scrum to multiple teams working together to deliver an integrated product, but without destroying transparency and the courage, respect, commitment, focus, and openness that Scrum encourages. Patricia Kong will explore the common dysfunctions of scaling and how to overcome them. In the process, she’ll describe the Nexus Framework for scaling Scrum, which builds on Scrum in a minimal way and focuses on removing cross-team dependencies. Come learn how to free up your teams to do their best work, so you can scale Scrum without destroying the essence of Scrum.