The Spotify model is a people-driven, autonomous approach for scaling agile that emphasizes the importance of culture and network. The Spotify model champions team autonomy, so that each team (or Squad) selects their framework (e.g. Scrum, Kanban, Scrumban, etc.). Squads are organized into Tribes and Guilds to help keep people aligned and cross-pollinate knowledge.
Resources on Scaling Agile frameworks like the Scaling Agile Framework (SAFe), LESS, Nexus, Disciplined Agile Delivery (DAD), Scrums of Scrums, etc.
Although LeSS is an Agile scaling framework, in reality it requires organizational de-scaling. It is also an organizational design framework that helps to address core elements of organizational design: HR policies, finance/budgeting, vendor management, site strategies – areas that are not too comfortable for many companies to address.
As larger organizations started adopting Agile approaches, they looked for framewok that supported scaling Agile. SAFe (Scaled Agile Framework) is one of this framework. This article provides an overview of SAFe.
In this video, Bas Vodde, co-author of “Scaling Lean & Agile Development”, explores whether so-called Scrum “technical practices” are really technical practices and whether LeSS is really Scrum.
For a long time Spotify people have tried to convince the world that there is no “Spotify Model” and if there ever was one, Spotify isn’t using it anyway and you shouldn’t either. And yet, countless organizations are using the Spotify model to drive their Agile transformations and scale Agile, some of them claiming huge successes.
Getting Agile working at a team level is relatively straightforward. Overcoming challenges at scale is more difficult. In this video, two experts discuss using SAFe, Scrum@Scale, and LeSS to improve your organizational agility.
Agile-in-the-small – a single team with a single product – is all about digital product thinking. Agile-in-the-large is a very different thing. This talk shows how combining industrial and digital thinking is the key to achieving autonomy with alignment, and they offer pragmatic advice and useful tools for achieving agility at scale.