Agile at Scale Basics
In this category of posts, discover the essential principles of Agile at Scale described in this blog as a combination of Spotify and SAFe, sometimes called Spotisafe. Those principles cover League, Agile Squad Design, Horizontal Management and the change in roles and responsibilities.
What is Agile at Scale? How does it combine the Spotify Model and SAFe, sometimes called Spotisafe?
In this category, discover the main principles of Agile at Scale described in this blog as a combination of Spotify and SAFe, sometimes called Spotisafe. To begin with, what is the definition and the value of Scaled Agile? Then, how does Agile at Scale combine market frameworks like the Spotify Model and Scaled Agile Framework, aka SAFe, but also many others including Large Scale Scrum (LeSS) or Scrum of Scrum?
After that, we will review the main components of the Agile at Scale model that are coming from the Spotify Model.
What is an Agile Squad in the Spotify Model?
We will review the definition and the characteristics of an Agile Squad in Agile at Scale. Then, will have a llok on the relation with the production and architecture leagues. At last, we will review the key roles, especially the Scrum Master and the Product Owner.
What are a Chapter and a Guild in the Spotify Model?
We will discover the definition and the characteristics of a Chapter and a Guild in Agile at Scale. Then, we will review the role of the Chapter Manager.
What is Tribe in the Spotify Model?
We will learn the definition and the characteristics of a Tribe in Agile at Scale. Finally, we will see the role of the Tribe Manager.
What is Product Management Team in Agile at Scale?
The Product Management Team is not coming from the Spotify model. Here, we will explain the definition and the characteristics of a Product Management Team (PMT) in Agile at Scale. In addition, we will learn how a PMT interacts with the Product Owners.
What are Agile at Scale and SAFe synchronization mechanisms?
In this post, we will go through the 3 types of synchronization mechanisms depending on the level of dependency between Agile Squads. Surely, you will find out about the meta sprint that is the Agile at Scale meta iteration and the Agile at Scale ceremonies.
At last, we will finish with two market references regarding Agile at Scale.
What is the GAO Agile Assessment Guide: Government Accountability Office best practices on Agile software development?
Indeed, the GAO Agile Assessment guide covers 3 areas of best practices for Agile:
- Firstly, Team dynamics and activities
- Secondly, Program operations
- And thirdly, Organizational environment
We will review this guide in this post.
What is Agile at Scale for Enterprise by Darrell K. Rigby, Partner at Bain &Co, as published in the Harvard Business Review?
In this post, we will review the differences between Agile at Scale and Agile Enterprise as described by Darrell K. Rigby. Furthermore, we will explore the transversal changes coming in Agile at Scale impacting, Leadership, Planning and budgeting, Organization, Talent management, Processes and Technologies.