Scaling is always a difficult challenge; whether it is in manufacturing, in growing a small business, or in software development. For organizations that are trying to adopt the Agile software development methodology, successfully scaling presents some unique challenges. Often scaling too quickly leads to problems that people blame on Agile. In reality, the problems could have been avoided, or at least mitigated, if more upfront planning had been done. This chapter looks at what can happen when an organization scales its Agile teams without learning from the success stories of other Agile teams.
Story 1: Learn from the Success of Others
I was once part of an Agile project team that had only been using ...