Early Agile Scaling at Adobe

Scaling agile is a hot topic these days. I’ve recently given a presentation at a few local user groups about the experience of scaling agile at Adobe. The presentation describes early scaling as well as our experience helping a large shared technology group adopt a model using the Spotify Approach as a template. Below

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Agile Denver Session Notes: Unscaling

Update:  For our latest thinking on scaling and organizational agility see Scaling: Principles not Practices.

For those who attended last night’s Agile Denver meetup, here are the slides and some additional resources for

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Org Structure, Software Architecture, and Cross-functional Teams

Some 46 years ago, Melvin Conway wrote, “Any organization that designs a system (defined broadly) will produce a design whose structure is a copy of the organization’s communication structure.”

This idea is known as “Conway’s Law,” and the converse is known as “Reverse Conway’s Law.” It’s as true today as it was a half

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