Scaling Scrum to Sustain Productivity

The most productive software work unit is three developers that have worked together previously, understand the domain, and are masters of the technology. Everything else is less productive, requiring more inputs per unit of output.

So what motivates organizations to want to scale initiatives beyond the three developers? Is there a point where the drop in productivity is too great to sustain? We will explore the variables that diminish productivity as organizations scale projects and software initiatives.

Then we will inspect a solution for scaling Scrum that sustains productivity. It has emerged during my client work over the last twenty years.

In this solution, a Nexus framework coordinates multiple Scrum teams. Specific practices drive productivity and reduce waste. Productivity is managed. When productivity becomes unacceptable, we descale or Scrumble. When rigorously applied, productive scaling results.?”