Scaling agile involves moving from individual teams focused on a single backlog to a coordinated ‘team of teams’ delivering entire programmes. A critical move in this evolution is deciding how best to organise these teams and the work they are doing to improve the flow of value to our customers.
This talk will look in depth at these organisational and work breakdown challenges and demonstrate how CA Agile Central (formerly Rally) supports best practices taken from the experience of supporting many agile at scale implementations.
Some of the key questions that will be addressed are:
- What are the different strategies for aligning teams to value streams and how can we best work with shared and operational teams?
- How do we connect strategy to execution and what are the best approaches for decomposing cross-cutting initiatives that affect multiple programmes of work?
- How can we successfully minimize dependencies and what is the best approach to managing them when they do occur?
- Why should ongoing improvement in team and organisational structure should be part of any transformation roadmap?