”Scrum is dead!”

A couple weeks ago I was at a meeting with a potential client (a large organization here in Sweden) that emphatically stated to everyone there, ”Scrum is dead.” He felt that the pendulum was swinging back in favor of Lean (Toyota’s version).  My immediate response was, ”Really?  The same ‘lean’ that caused the recent scandal for Toyota where they had…

Agile Can’t Scale: Fact or Myth?

If you define ”Agile” as a team-level methodology, then I’ll be a little provocative here and suggest that Team Agile is not scalable.  That’s my observation having worked with Agile PMO and Portfolio Management for the better part of the last eight years with a number of companies.  I’ve watched more than one company crash…

Scaling Agile White Papers

Here are some useful links to White Papers on Scaling Agile that I have co-authored with Ted along with one from Stephen Bungay in the UK.  Ok, so I’m a little biased, but check them out anyways. The Three Journeys to a Truly Agile Culture walks you through the three journeys of Investing in People, Professionalism…

Culture Makes or Breaks Scaling Agile

One of the primary reasons Scaling Agile is so difficult is Culture.  Yes, I know the list of other reasons is long, but this one is most important. Let’s be a little realistic for a moment. It’s a pretty good bet that not all of us get to work for Spotify, King or for any of the other…