Since 2005 we have worked with clients to apply the Scrum framework and scaling agile development to product groups involving from a few hundred to a few thousand people, in multiple sites. This is organized as Large-Scale Scrum (LeSS) frameworks 1 and 2, summarized in this article, elaborated in our two-volume book series on very large-scale agile development, and the upcoming book Large-Scale Scrum.
The Lean Coffee is a structured, but agenda-less gathering that provides a framework for deep conversations and productive networking with colleagues. Participants collaborate to quickly identify their agenda.
Scrum proponents frequently object to doing part of Scrum, and refer to the practice as “Scrum-But”. What are some of the real concerns here? Let’s look at all the core aspects of Scrum, and what may happen if you drop them.