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When Scrum gets big—dysfunction or constraint?

While I still prefer an Agile method such as Scrum over a traditional methodology for large projects/programs, the fact of the matter is that any effort that has 20 or more people poses a significant communications challenge. In a program with 35 Scrum teams, all of which will use Scrum the same way, a program of this size of, say, 300 people, takes a tremendous amount of coordination, communication, and organization among teams and stakeholders.

As I mentioned in a previous chapter, I once worked ...


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Another type of agile project that with a special set of challenges is the large project. These projects take even more effort in the areas of coordination, communication, and organization. As the Scrum Master, it is your responsibility to make sure the mechanisms are in place to ensure that hindrances are removed.