I have just started reading the book “Scaling Lean & Agile Development – Thinking and Organizational Tools for Large-Scale Scrum” from Craig Larman and Bas Vodde. You will read the complete review later on this blog, but as the book is full of interesting wisdom from the beginning, I couldn’t resist to share some of them with you that you could apply quickly in you next project planning meeting.
“After working for some years in the domains of large, multisite, and offshore development, we have distilled our experience and advice down to the following: Don’t’ do it.”
“We regularly coach groups that ask, “How can we calculate how many people we will need?” Our suggestion is, “Start with a small group of great people, and only grow when it really starts to hurt.” That rarely happens.”
The last is taken from The Fifth Discipline: “Dividing an elephant in half does not produce two small elephants”
“Scaling Lean & Agile Development – Thinking and Organizational Tools for Large-Scale Scrum”, Craig Larman & Bas Vodde, Addison -Wesley
“The Fifth Discipline”, Peter Senge, DoubleDay Business