I work for a mid-sized software company with around 27 development teams, mostly Scrum but also a few doing Lean and Kanban. We have a large and diverse product of HR-related software, I think there are around 6 million LOC, on three different platforms, including an ASP product and a .NET product. I’m fairly new, […]Read More
A Large Agile Team, Experimenting
There are a lot of creative, smart people on our team! Unfortunately I missed the discussion where these ideas come out, but we are trying some ways to organize such a big team. We will have “cells” or sub-teams, each one will take on a set of stories. Today, each cell wrote high level acceptance […]Read More
Whole Team Approach – difficult concept?
I’ve worked on agile teams where programmers, testers, DBAs, sys admins and other roles all saw themselves as part of one developer team for so long, the idea of a separate test team gives me a chill. Yet even on experienced agile teams, there are still testers who see themselves as a “test team”. I […]Read More
So How’s the Big Agile Working So Far?
I’ve been working in this large agile setting (28 Scrum teams, 2 week sprints, 4 production releases per year) about 6 weeks now. It has confirmed my past experiences that success depends on having good people, and letting them do their best work. In this short time, my 5-person team (3 programmers, 2 testers) has […]Read More