Abstract: Agile is starting to become mainstream and with it the need to scale across the organization is more and more important. There are a number of frameworks and philosophies for scaling agile and there are advantages and disadvantages to each. There is not one solution to agile scaling; the best fit depends on the organization’s culture and goals. This presentation reviews models of organizational culture and compares methods of agile scale and adoption in the context of those models.
Specifically we will discuss
• What are some the cultural models and how do you assess yourself using them?
• Where do you want to be when balancing innovation and control?
• What are some of the pitfalls and advantages of scaling techniques for each type of culture as explained by the models?
At the end of this session, you should have a good understanding of ways to examine your organization, your goals for agile scaling, and a foundation to make better decisions for your specific organization when scaling.