Can you change an organization's culture by just changing how the work is done? Doug Rose revisits Larman's Law and discusses how dramatic a change LeSS is for an organization. He compares this law to the vanguard method and leaves you with some ideas for you and your team to think about before moving over to LeSS.
- Less is based on this idea…that if you put people in a dance studio…and teach them how to dance then at some point,…they'll become great dancers.…This exposes a serious flaw in Less.…This idea is actually an open question.…Can you change an organization's culture…by just changing how they work?…Remember Larman's Law, culture follows structure.…It implies that if you change how your team works,…then the underlying culture will follow.…Larman bases his law…on something called the Vanguard method.…
Part of this method is the idea that you should never start…by changing your organization's culture.…Instead you should focus on the way that people work…and then their behavior will follow.…This idea contradicts Edgar Schein's book…Organizational Culture and Leadership.…In it he writes, "Culture determines and limits strategy."…In many ways, how your organization views the world…will determine how they work.…So should you listen to Edgar Schein…and start by changing your culture…or do you accept Less' Vanguard method…
- Descaling enterprise agile
- Defining Larman's Laws and LeSS principles
- LeSS product owner and scrum master
- Growing Scrum
- Defining "done"
- Organizing a sprint review
- Organizing an overall retrospective
- Approaching key challenges