In this chapter, you learned how Scrum@Scale employs the concepts of scale-free architectures, built around the basic Team Processes of Scrum, to grow an Agile organization without adding hierarchical and overly bureaucratic organizational structures. Instead, multiple Scrum Teams can operate semi-autonomously with minimal oversight by simply adding tiers of Scrum Master and Product Owner guidance around pentagonal structures.
The first structure is the original Scrum Team, which is limited to an average of five people per team. The Scrum Teams include the developers, Scrum Master, and Product Owner, and all they work within the original Scrum framework's empirical process control theory.
The next level is the SoS, which can expand to five Scrum Teams while adding an additional SoS-level Scrum Master and CPO. The SoSM and CPOs have similar roles and responsibilities as their counterparts at the Scrum Team level, and they have similar events. The primary difference...