Agile methodologies such as SCRUM and KANBAN are the most used frameworks within small and independent software development teams. In theory SCRUM and KANBAN are really easy to establish in teams and companies. However, the majority of software development and product companies have more than one development team working on the same product at the same time. Does that mean companies with more than one development team can’t establish agile methodologies?
Of course not, but companies need to have the right environment and the right mindset inside the company to scale agile software development across all disciplines.
Scaling Agile Development The Right Way
The first piece of puzzle every company has to find is the north star. With the help of this product metric, the company can define its vision and mission. This will help the software development teams in terms of guidance, stability and focus.
The next part of the puzzle is the development infrastructure. It must be modern built up on the latest technologies and patterns to build a microservice architecture to provide agile teams the possibility to release whenever they want independent from other teams inside the organization.
Last but not least, it’s important to keep the agile development teams small and as independent as possible. With the help of agile coaches, the right agile mindset can be established inside the team. Once all of this is in place, it’s time to scale across the organization.
Read more about this topic in my lastest blog post I wrote for Applause here: