Scaling Agility with LeSS

Scrum Alliance


Session Type:

  • Case Study (45 minutes) & Keynote.


  • December 2, 2:00 p.m.

Session Track:

  • Scaling Agile.

Session Language:

  • English.

Session Level:

  • Experienced (Ri) Practitioners.

Session Summary:

This presentation analyzes two cases where Large-Scale Scrum (LeSS) was used successfully to build large products.

Session Abstract:

How to scale Agile development and especially Scrum for large organizations is a problem that several scaling frameworks try to solve. This presentation analyzes two cases where Large-Scale Scrum (LeSS) framework was used successfully.

The first case starts already as early and December 2005 where LeSS was adopted by an organization using incremental sequential development.

The second case is from 2008 – 2010 where LeSS framework was used to build a new product from scratch.

Both cases handled are coming from Nokia Networks that is successfully continuing to use LeSS framework in several organizations.

Learning Objectives:

The presentation focuses on several aspect that one encounters when using LeSS in large organizations.

First we look organizational challenges that one encounters while using self-managing cross-functional teams that are fundamental building blocks of LeSS framework.

Then we look the difficulties that organizations face when moving beyond eight teams and one person cannot anymore handle the prioritization for all the teams.

At the end of the presentation, there is analysis from both cases where we demonstrate the common success factors that were present in both cases.