We’ve begun experimenting with Large-Scale Scrum, or LeSS, and thus far, it’s been an interesting journey. I eluded to this experiment with LeSS in Two Principles for Scaling Any Agile Approach, and I also gave a bit of background into where we are in our agile evolution. The abridged version is we’re several years into a Lean Startup, XP, and Scrum adoption. Read more here.
To be clear, my thoughts today are simply my initial impressions. We’re six weeks into our experiment with LeSS so we’ve hardly dipped our toe in the water. It’s possible that months from now our perspectives and challenges will change. With that in mind, let’s begin with what’s worked well.