During the onset of software based technological advancement, it was argued whether the elephant can dance? This argument was later settled by the book of Louis V. Gerstner, Jr titled “Who Says Elephants Can't Dance? “
Even though Elephants were dancing, people still felt that something somewhere is missing. These thoughts lead to what we now know as “Agile Manifesto”.
Incidentally, Agile Manifesto didn’t state on whose tune one should dance? The soul of the manifesto was to get things done by giving value to some aspects over others, which is applicable to all dancers, whether it’s an Elephant or a Rat.
During the later years of the 21st century, Scrum became one of and by far the most successful framework for software development by teams so much so that the name Agile and Scrum become synonymous
However, organizations, especially Elephants rather than Rats wanted to dance not only at the team level but also at the organizational level.
This lead to one of the most selling terms of today called “Scaling”. Thanks to some of the pioneers of our industry, Elephants got what they were asking for i.e. Framework(s) for Scaling to make Elephants dance again using Agile Moves.
Nevertheless, it doesn’t make life easy for Elephants as there emerged multiple dance forms competing to get the attention i.e. LeSS, SAFe, Scrum@Scale, Nexus etc.
The idea of this session is all about identifying frameworks for elephants and how you make sure that you’ve chosen the right one