Many large organizations find it hard to deliver valuable Results to their Stakeholders. Their size makes it difficult to adapt to the fact that both the realities of delivery and the Stakeholder’s minds change in unexpected ways. That’s when systematic scaling of Scrum becomes critical to an organization’s success.
When An Organization Scales, There Are 4 Main Forces In Play:
- The need to decompose into multiple interacting Teams so that decision-making can be layered and decentralized to avoid overloading decision-makers (the problem the Product Management Scrum Team solves in the above infographic)
- The need to communicate across Teams to Cooperate, Coordinate, and Collaborate
- The need to centralize common functions and features to leverage economy of scale and become more efficient
- The need to occasionally decentralize for effectiveness.
A successfully scaled organization looks like one whose structure scales in response to the forces that currently affect it.
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Notes and Sources
1-2 “Results,” Stakeholder.” Accessed Accessed March 15, 2018. https://scrumdictionary.com.