“Sure, Agile works for small organizations, but we’ve got to organize
hundreds (or thousands) of people on four continents and Agile
just won’t work for us.” Sound familiar? It does to Rally coaches. It’s
something we hear all the time, and yet very large companies—all of
whom acknowledge that something is wrong with the “traditional”
way of doing things—continue to come to us for help.
The challenge we face is not how to create success with their
development teams, but how to scale Agile across all teams. This is
particularly difficult because we must factor in the many different
things done in the organization, including product roadmapping,
funding, system architecture, and release planning.