Scaling Agile for Dummies
What they don’t teach you at the Scaling Agile courses
By Leise Passer Jensen, founder of AgilIT.
As you may recall:
Agile started way back but had to go ‘under the radar’
Agile scaling frameworks have finally officially popped up*. Just a few years back.
According to that time’s pioneers, agile started in the 1950s as the normal way of doing things. When certain methodologies became popular, agile continued ‘under the radar’ until a decade after the Agile Manifesto for Software Development was published in 2001.
We noticed the scaling frameworks at a time when the agile teams for quite many years had begged top- and middle management:
“Please listen to us?
Accept our agile way of working as legitimate, fun, motivating and effective.”
*) The origin of LeSS and Scrum@Scale had been used for years, but we may not have known them under those names.
Enterprise Scrum was the first Software Scaling framework (2002). Presented November 2010 at OreDev conference in Malmo Sweden.
We were convinced agile was the way forward for software- and systems development. We had seen the light. But felt quite alone with that view.
How do I know?
-I was part of it.