Bob Willis

Bob Willis is an Enterprise Agile Coach in IBM’s EMEA Agile Centre of Competence. He’s a pragmatic agilist with over 30 years of software development experience in the UK, Europe, US, and everywhere in between! He has been tasting his way through the many flavors of Agile for the last 16 years, helping people and organizations find out what works best in their context. Bob is an Accredited Kanban Trainer, Registered Scrum Trainer and Scrum@Scale Trainer with Scrum Inc., and a SAFe Program Consultant. Bob is a regular conference speaker and has been involved with Agile Tour Vilnius as a speaker in 2020 and 2021.

Title of presentation: BYOSF - Build Your Own Scaling Framework!

As organizations reach the tipping point for change to support an Agile transformation at scale, many foundational factors need to be considered. Whether you are considering implementing SAFe, Scrum at Scale, LeSS, Nexus, or something else, understanding the building blocks that enable successful delivery at scale with appropriate team structures, a focus on the true product and mechanisms for that product's release is of paramount importance. In this talk, we will discuss how to design your agile transformation at scale on a firm footing by understanding Systems Thinking, Lean, Team Topologies, and Organizational Designs that promote the culture that is needed to support Business Agility at scale. We will compare and contrast the main scaling frameworks with a view to aiding your journey based on your own organizational context - one size does not fit all! We will also consider whether you should even be scaling at all!