How Does Agile Scale to the Enterprise Level?
Most Agile methodologies and training focus on the single project team. The optimal size is said to be 7 people, plus or minus 2. Think of the massive amounts of face-to-face communication necessary on an Agile team, so the idea is to keep the team small. However, the reality is that most of us work in companies that are large enough to need project managers. We do not have the luxury of having only one team of 6 or 7 people doing a project. So, how do we scale Agile up to an enterprise level?
One Backlog—One Team
When you scale up through the enterprise, every project becomes a hybrid even though ...