Course - Scaling Lean and Agile Development

Full Title

Practices for Scaling Lean & Agile Development: Successful Large, Multisite & Offshore Product Development with Large-Scale Scrum


1-2 days

See table of contents.


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This course reflects our focus on consulting at coaching at relatively large products (e.g., 2000 people on one product) and relatively large enterprise transformations (e.g., 50,000 people) to adopting agile and lean principles, and scaling Scrum to this size. It also reflects our experience with large-scale multisite development in China, India, Brazil, Europe, and the USA, among other countries

This workshop covers the key concepts and practices that we've learned work for Large-Scale Scrum and agile adoption.

Methods of Education

Discussion, presentation, Q&A, workshop exercises


Anyone interested in scaling -- managers, developers, technical leads, product management





  • Large-Scale Thinking Tools and Action Tools
  • Continuous product development
  • Scaling with requirement areas
  • Feature vs component teams
  • Hierarchical continuous integration
  • Tracking
  • Large-scale estimation, release planning and scheduling
  • Enterprise-level policies and reward systems that support agility
  • Large-scale budgeting
  • Scaling the Product Backlog
  • Multi-level Sprint planning
  • Joint and multisite Sprint reviews
  • Joint and multisite Sprint retrospectives
  • Scaling the requirements workshops
  • Scaling the design workshops
  • Scaling lean design
  • Coordinating team-of-team large project development up to 2,000 people
  • Leading enterprise change initiatives to adopt agile and lean principles
  • Agile documentation in large products
  • Agile offshoring
  • Multisite and agile development
  • Dispersed teams
  • Contracts

Maximum Participants


Environment - Room, Tools, Texts

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Text and Notes

  • There is a course PDF for the presentations. We may decide to give the students a file copy to view on a laptop or a paper copy, depending on situation.