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Succeeding with Agile by Mike Cohn

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Chapter 17. Scaling Scrum

My wife, Laura, cooks dinner nearly every night. Some nights she makes something a bit fancier; other nights, if she’s more rushed, she cooks something simple. But it’s always tasty, healthful, and prepared without a great deal of stress. Except for Christmas dinner. Cooking Christmas dinner is stressful. The house is full of guests—her parents, my parents, maybe an aunt and uncle, and a brother or sister or two. And yet she seems to prepare more dishes than we have guests. Christmas dinner is done at a scale unseen the rest of the year. And anything done at a larger scale than we are accustomed to—including a software development project—is more difficult.

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