Enterprise Scrum is the possibility to go even larger
Scrum does not only work for one team. Scaled Scrum refers to numerous teams, several locations, and multi-project environments, as even entire organisations can be managed by way of applying Scrum. We offer profound expertise and experience with scaled implementations of all sizes. One element always stands out:
"You will notice that a Scrum rollout to the entire organisation is actually not really about the introduction of Scrum. Instead, it is about enabling teams to work in a self-determined, creative manner in the midst of a smooth cross-team communication."
Laying down the preconditions
The scaling of Scrum is in fact a change management project. It is the job of the management to carry out the transition. While the ScrumMasters may be the change agents on a team and departmental level, commitment by the management is vital, too. It lays down the preconditions for self-organised, enterprise-wide teamwork. Management involvement regarding leadership, team building and communication is the foundation of a successful transition.
The four most important principles for all levels of scaling
The art of scaling lies in subduing your natural management reflexes of centralising, introducing more hierarchies, and exercising your power. No matter whether we deal with one team or an entire organisation – the principles behind Scrum remain the basis of success at every level of scaling.
There is no better way for developing a product than to entrust a small team of your best employees with the reaching of a challenging goal. We will take this interdisciplinary group of specialists and allow them to work in a way that they deem best. We know this approach to be most successful.
The definition of how much work or how many product pieces will be delivered lies in the hands of one authority only: the team and thus the people who will actually be carrying out the delivery.
The teams work in iterations with clearly set dates and challenging targets. All actions within Scrum are timeboxed and offer a visible outcome. This way of working sets a clear framework with repeatable conditions, thus enabling teams to make predictions and estimations about the future.
Usable business functionality – potentially shippable code
At the end of each timebox, the team has to deliver an outcome of such high quality that it fulfills the standards, guidelines and prerequisites of the project.
"When discussing the scaling of Scrum and how to manage large projects or entire departments in this way, we must remember to integrate the principles into our way of working. Additionally, we need to turn them into guidelines for steering projects and organisations. That is certainly not easy and requires a lot of time!"
If you wish to find out more about the scaling of Scrum, do not hesitate to contact us.