- Series: Addison-Wesley Signature Series (Cohn)
- Paperback: 368 pages
- Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional; 1 edition (August 20, 2016)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0321985710
- ISBN-13: 978-0321985712
- Product Dimensions: 6.9 x 1 x 9.1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 18 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #48,294 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author
Craig Larman is the co-creator of LeSS, and since 2005 has worked with clients (such as UBS, bwin.party, and Nokia Networks) to apply the LeSS framework to large product groups. With his friend and colleague Bas Vodde, he is the co-author of two previous books on scaling agile development with LeSS, Scaling Lean & Agile Development and Practices for Scaling Lean & Agile Development. He’s also author of the popular introduction, Agile & Iterative Development: A Manager's Guide.
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There were several takeaways from this book:
1. In the whole process of learning LeSS, one could get a better understanding of Scrum and appreciate the importance of scaling Scrum
2. It becomes quite evident that, a proper "Product" definition is critical for the companies to succeed in scaling
3. Even though the earlier books had covered the comparison between Feature and component teams, the story with examples enhances the understanding
4. Scaling should not be at the cost of agility and the importance of org structure has been made crystal clear in this book
- An practical exercise how to define your product. I realized that our product is much bigger than I thought and we constitute a LeSS Huge instance.
- Specific instructions for adopting LeSS. Hint: start with education.
- Many hints how to organize Scrum events (refinement, planning, review), especially in a big multi-site environment.
- Clear definition of requirement areas. Actually much clearer than in the previous two "scaling" books.
Overall, I finished reading with the feeling that it is actually possible and valuable to scale Scrum without too many roles and with barely sufficient process elements.
For example, there's a nice chart on page 138 showing how, as time passes, a Scrum Master's focus with a team will move from working with the Team and Product Owner, to working with the Organization and Development Practices. The latter areas are the real payoff, and I have been telling people that for years but this is the first time I've seen it in print.
This book goes way beyond the kind of step-by-step instruction one gets in "how to be a Scrum Master" or "here's how Scrum works" books. I highly recommend it!
In contrary to some other frameworks, LeSS is about de-scaling organisational complexity for the benefit of achieving business agility and always focussing on the most important. Therefore, less roles, less processes, less positions, less structures, etc. Although most agree that organisations are overly complex, knowing how to significantly reduce this seems impossible. This books provides answers to how such product development organisation looks like, how it works, and what is required to get there.
The side-effect of practicality of this book is that principles and "why" question is not deeply answered. For this, I still recommend to also read the first book from Bas and Craig: Scaling Lean & Agile Development: Thinking and Organizational Tools for Large-Scale Scrum
I definitely recommend this book to anyone interested in making a real difference in the reality of complex organisations. Anyone who wishes to go through sometimes painful changes, instead of just overlaying or painting agile practices onto often dysfunctional organisations.
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