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6 Signs Your Agile Scaling Isn’t Working

In our last post on Agile scaling, we described some signs that indicate you should consider it. In this one, we will discuss scaling anti-patterns, signs your scaling isn’t working and then provide some options for you to consider based on the principles of the Manifesto for Scaling Agility. 1. Unrelated products are too closely […]

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July 02, 2019

In our last post on Agile scaling, we described some signs that indicate you should consider it. In this one, we will discuss scaling anti-patterns, signs your scaling isn’t working and then provide some options for you to consider based on the principles of the Manifesto for Scaling Agility.

1. Unrelated products are too closely integrated

Signs to look for:

How you can improve:

2. Communication flows one way between management and teams

Signs to look for:

How you can improve:

3) Processes ruling over people

Signs to look for:

How you can improve:

4) Designs and architectures lack cohesion

Signs to look for:

How you can improve:

5) Shared services are slowing you down

Signs to look for:

How you can improve:

6) There is no shared vision.

Signs to look for:

How you can improve:

Conclusion

If you are experiencing any of these anti-patterns during Agile scaling, step back, reflect, and consider the improvement approaches we’ve identified. Usually, the problem is a complex set of dynamics, so if it doesn’t seem like there’s a quick fix, don’t be surprised. If you’ve tried a few and are still having challenges, please reach out; we’ll be happy to help you scale appropriately for your context.

 

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