Chapter 21Scaling Agile

There’s a lot of interest in “scaling” Agile these days, and it has become big business. Large companies have heard the clarion call of the Agile Buzzword, and just as they did with past good ideas like Six Sigma and TQM, now they want to go Agile. It has become the thing to do. But they’re large companies. So, naturally, they think they need to scale.

It turns out that in most cases, they’re wrong. They don’t need to scale. They need to do plain old simple Agile software development.


Scaling Agile is good business for scaling vendors. It’s not necessarily good advice for you.

Scaling Agile has become a good business ...

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