Agile and Lean Program Management: Scaling Collaboration by Johanna Rothman

By Johanna Rothman

If you’re attempting to use agile and lean on the software point, you’ve heard of numerous methods, all approximately scaling methods. yet, if you happen to replica what one workforce does for a number of groups, you get bloat, now not supply. rather than scaling the method, scale everyone's collaboration.

Teams and application point humans can make a decision the right way to practice agile and lean to their paintings. how to collaborate round deliverables, now not conferences. study which measurements to take advantage of and the way to exploit these measures to assist humans convey extra of what you will have (delivered worth) and no more of what you don’t wish (work in progress). Create an atmosphere of servant management and small-world networks. discover ways to permit autonomy, collaboration, and exploration around the association and carry your product.

Scale collaboration and bring your product.

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Then we had to start this large program. We tried to write a charter, and got stuck. We all knew how to work in agile teams, different agile teams. We did not know how to work together. We decided to develop our working agreements as a core team. Once we had working agreements, we were able to charter. Our working agreements helped us see how to work together across the organization. —Experienced agile project manager, transitioning to a core team program manager Start the program with the core team a few days before you invite the rest of the feature teams.

Clear program obstacles for the teams. • Decide when the product is ready to release. The core team does all of this because they are responsible for the business value of the program. Because the core team is cross-functional, the people on the core team can help different departments and projects understand how they are interdependent. The core team embodies the principle of business people and developers working together. 5 Do You Need a Core Team? You might not need a core team if you have a small program.

Don’t do it. 6 Principles of Organizing Your Program Teams 1. Know which program teams you need. ” 2. Your core team, if you need one, is as large as you need it to be, and as small as you can make it. ” 3. Make sure the core team consists of everyone you need to release the product. ” 4. Start Your Program Right If you want your program to succeed, start in a way that promotes success. Use a program charter to define the vision and what done means for the entire program. In addition, create the first agile roadmap to show everyone the big picture, the product direction.

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