Chapter 8The Challenge of Scaling Agile

Barriers to agile adoption at the enterprise arise from two sources: the apparent limitations of the methods themselves and the impediments that exist within the enterprise. Both must be addressed to achieve enterprise agility.

Applying what we have learned so far about agile, in the next few chapters we look at a number of best practices of agile that natively scale to the enterprise level. It is of great convenience to the enterprise that even deploying a small number of heads-down agile teams applying these best practices can create substantial improvements in productivity and customer satisfaction at the local team level. At enterprise scale, however, the challenge of achieving the full benefits of ...

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