Layered Agility

Layered Agility Scrum Adaptation

Layered Agility Scrum AdaptationAgility is all about adapting to reality vs. being plan driven or held to a predictive pattern. However, the forces that cause us to adapt are often relentless and cause confusion. During this seminar we will show how keeping things in balance, and knowing what can be manipulated and what can’t leads to better agility. What concepts do we need to help us think about this effectively?  

We will discusses the different levels of agility that can be found in an organization:

  • writing code
  • team management
  • project management
  • portfolio management

We will explore each of these layers and find different things to manage, different things to keep in balance, and different realities to accept. Keeping this layering explicit makes management decision-making easier and more rational. Layered Agility can help you detect where you need to adapt and focus your energy at the appropriate places where change is needed.

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  1. Hi Rini, Hi Gerard,Thanks for your responses to the post.How we use the PO creonr of hope : This is stuff which remains on the top of the product backlog after the sprint planning meeting. It is not part of the sprint backlog. The team has not committed to these stories in the sprint. This is what the product owner hopes the team will do if they finish their sprint backlog earlier than expected. I agree the team owns the decision whether to take on extra work or not. However, I would not let the team decide where to work on, e.g. technical-related stuff (assuming this is of lower value on the product backlog). In my opinion the team should “renegotiate” the sprint backlog with the PO, offering to take on extra stuff. The highest priority stuff in the creonr of hope is the first candidate to take on as extra work into the sprint backlog. In the case the team cannot make their sprint commitment, a similar process takes place. The team then renegotiates the sprint backlog with the PO, asking to drop the lowest priority stuff in the sprint. Then the dropped story / stories also move back to the (top of the) creonr of hope.Let me know what you think about it Rob

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