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Scaling Lean & Agile Development: Thinking and Organizational Tools for Large-Scale Scrum by Bas Vodde, Craig Larman

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Chapter 1 Introduction

The future ain’t what it used to be.

Yogi Berra

Chapter

Thinking and Organizational Tools 2

Action Tools 4

Experiments: Try... and Avoid... 4

Limitations 5

We sat down in the meeting room with our hot coffee. Outside was a bitter-cold north European winter morning. In came our new client and we shook hands. “Thanks for visiting,” he said. “First, you should know that our product group is not large, maybe only eighty developers.”

We once met a group adopting agile development that was not sure if they could grow to very large-scale development: 12 people.

People have different scales in mind regarding ‘large.’ To some it means only 50 people or even less. To others, much more. We define a large product1. group ...

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