Posted August 13, 2015 in Business Agility & Software Engineering Excellence
In our previous Advisor in this series (see "Implementing the Integrative Framework, Part II -- Scalability"), we differentiated project scalability from organizational scalability. Project scalability addresses the ability to perform projects requiring large numbers of engineers; whereas organizational scalability is about instituting common development techniques (such as Agile) consistently across an organization. Both are important, but one should not be confused with the other. You need to consider quite distinct aspects, and initiate quite different actions for each. As discussed in the previous Advisor, we recommend that at any point in time you pursue only one of the two kinds of scalability.