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Beyond Scaling and Onto Descaling with XSCALE | Business Agility Series

March 14, 2019

Peter Merel has an impressive résumé: XP pioneer, author of the original Wikipedia wiki-engine, and founder of XSCALE Alliance.

XSCALE Alliance follows de-scaling practices and values, where the goal is, among other things, to “enable [self-organizing teams] to self-manage and self-direct.” Merel takes us on a thought-provoking stroll through topics like: 

  • Frameworks as pattern languages
  • A “damning statistic” that may have been overlooked in a recent VersionOne’s State of Agile Survey
  • Throughput accounting
  • YAGNI – “You aren’t going to need it”
  • And – most interestingly to us – descaling in a business agility context

“How can we achieve alignment between lots of these little autonomous teams to be able to build something like a self-organizing value stream, or a self-directing portfolio? That’s really our challenge.”

Accenture | SolutionsIQ’s Adam Mattis hosts.

To find out more about XSCALE Alliance, visit:
xscalealliance.org/

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