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The Scrum@Scale framework is a natural extension of the Scrum framework. It helps you to scale Agile practices across multiple teams at different levels in your organisation. Instead of a universal, ‘one-size-fits-all,’ solution, Scrum@Scale provides a lightweight, adaptable framework with the ability to adapt to your context, making it customisable to many different industries.

You can’t just copy and paste what works for one team onto another team or department or organisation when Scaling Agile across multiple teams . You need a framework that is flexible enough to adapt and scale as needed.

The term “Scrum@Scale” describes the process of using Scrum in an environment where multiple teams collaborate on a unified product or service, scaling the Scrum framework out to teams of teams. This can include multiple teams building software incrementally against a common release plan or multiple services working together to deliver different parts of a large-scale system.

Scrum@Scale Framework
Heat Map used during Scrum@Scale courses

The Scrum@Scale framework provides guidance for coordinating these different types of teams by providing standardised roles and responsibilities for every team and defining how they should interact with each other within their own organization as well as across organisations when necessary.

In order to coordinate these different teams more efficiently and effectively, Scrum@Scale uses a “minimum viable bureaucracy” (MVB) approach. MVB means that there are only as many people in charge of the project as necessary for it to succeed. All other roles are created only as they’re needed.

Scrum@Scale was developed by Dr. Jeff Sutherland as a way to efficiently coordinate an ecosystem of teams. One of the co-creators of Scrum, Dr. Sutherland was also one of the founders of The Agile Manifesto and writers of the The Scrum GuideTM.

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Scrum@Scale – Online

In our two-day Online Scrum@Scale ® Practitioner course with Jon Spruce, you will gain knowledge and skills to transform your organisation into an Agile enterprise and scale Scrum across multiple teams. We have adapted this course for live, virtual training delivery by using technology to enable interactions within the group so participants can collaborate on exercises and share ideas to guide the learning.
The Scrum@Scale framework was developed by Dr. Jeff Sutherland, the co-creator of Scrum and the founder of the certifying body Scrum Inc. Scrum@Scale naturally extends the core Scrum framework to deliver hyper-productive results across industries and disciplines, including software, hardware, services, operations, and R&D.

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Leading SAFe ® – Certified SAFe ® Agilist – Scaled Agile Framework for Enterprise

During this two-day course, attendees gain the knowledge necessary to lead a Lean-Agile enterprise by leveraging the Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe®) and its underlying principles derived from Lean, systems thinking, Agile development, product development flow, and DevOps.

Participants in the class gain insights into mastering Business Agility in order to thrive in the competitive market. They discuss how to establish team and technical agility and organise and re-organize around the flow of value. They also learn and practice the skills for supporting and executing PI Planning events and coordinating multiple Agile Release Trains (ARTs).

Explore the importance of adopting a customer-centric mindset and design thinking approach to agile product delivery. Learners also develop an understanding for implementing a Lean Portfolio Management function in their enterprise.

Attending the class prepares individuals to take the exam and become a Certified SAFe® Agilist.

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