Sept. 9, 2016

Insights from the Large Scale Scrum Conference 2016

At the Large Scale Scrum conference 2016 in Amsterdam sponsored by agile42 LeSS practitioners got together to share experience, learn and collaborate

agile42 sponsored the Large Scale Scrum Conference 2016 in Amsterdam, a conference organized by the LeSS community to share insights and bring together the large scale Scrum community.

Bas Vodde and Craig Larman, who build out the Large Scale Scrum (LeSS) approach at Nokia, both were in attendance to share the history of LeSS and bring out new insights. You can read our 2009 case study on introducing Scrum at Nokia here. The talk by Craig Larman was especially close to our hearts, as he raised a topic agile42 has been adament about: you need to own your agile knowledge, not rent it. Too often, companies at scale hire a horde of ScrumMasters to facilitate their agile transition, only to see the knowledge walk out the door when the contract ends.

Waiting for LeSS16 to start

Other highlights from the program included the case studies presented by Jurgen de Smet & Luc Schillebeeckx; "LeSS at Base" and the case study "LeSS @ RBS" by Ben Maynard.

You can find the presentation material for the case studies here:

If you visit the program at the conference website, you will be able to access more presentation materials.

Of course, this being an agile conference, the activities outside the regular scheduled programming also were extremely valuable. The conference included some very ambitous attendee participation experiments to build out tools and insights to share with the agile community. Over the course of the conference various teams were formed to work on topics close to their hearts. Topics worked on included "A practical guide to engagie middle management in an agile transition" (something we also presented about previously) and "How to truly inspire a team". When results from these interest groups becomes availble we'll report their results.

If you were there - it was great meeting you. If you have questions and challenges with your Large Scale Scrum implementation but missed the conference, don't wait for 2017 – get in touch!

Image of garbrand

Garbrand van der Molen

Garbrand van der Molen is an Agile Trainer, Practitioner, and Coach based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. In this role, he helps guide companies and teams in their pragmatic adoption and organizational shift towards Scrum and other Agile methodologies and practices. Prior to coaching, he was CTO at Informaat CXP.
blog comments powered by Disqus
Image of garbrand

Garbrand van der Molen

Garbrand van der Molen is an Agile Trainer, Practitioner, and Coach based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. In this role, he helps guide companies and teams in their pragmatic adoption and organizational shift towards Scrum and other Agile methodologies and practices. Prior to coaching, he was CTO at Informaat CXP.

Latest Posts

Scrumtisch July 2019

The Berlin Scrum User Group meets on July 4th at agile42, Gruenberger Str. 54, 10245 Berlin.

Image of aballer

Alexandra Baller

agile42 Team Assistant

Leading a Logistics Provider Company Agile Transformation

agile42 Turkey helped implement an agile way of working in the IT department of an international Leading logistics provider company

Image of figen.yalcinkaya

Figen Yalçınkaya

Nowadays companies need to know agile principle for their sustainable development. As an agile trainer & coach; I support new agile teams, for developing agile mindset in order to achieve high performance. This includes challenging their working practices and embarking on continuous improvement, Which is main principle of agility.

ORGANIC agility at Fast Growth Icons Berlin 2019

Video of the Fast Growth Icons Berlin 2019 keynote by Andrea Tomasini

Image of marion

Marion Eickmann

I am one of the founders and the executive director at agile42. I have supported strategic product development and leadership development for longer than 15 years. Since 2007 I have been realizing local and global agile projects with agile42's international team successfully. You like to talk about: ORGANIC agility, complexity, resilience, organizational culture & Agile? Just send an email :-)

Empiricism and Psychology: The harmony of being at odds

In this post, the contrast between empiricism and psychology is briefly discussed

Image of elrich.faul

Elrich Faul

I’m passionate about helping the current and next generations to develop the skills they need to be successful in a rapidly changing world. I believe that by leveraging my expertise in engineering, psychology and management I can empower individuals and teams to reach their maximum potential. I’m inspired when given the opportunity to coach teams as well as individuals toward growth and happiness.

Why you should look out for the ORGANIC agility Conference?

ORGANIC agility is an evolutionary approach that offers organizations the opportunity to become adaptable, resilient and profoundly more effective ...

Image of hwong

Hazel Wong

Marketing Assistant at agile42. Passionate about gaining insights from data in order to create content that resonates with the audience. Eager to help teams and companies open their mindset about the application of agile methods to address their challenges.