Building on Scrum
The success of Scrum as the dominant Agile framework is largely due to its simplicity and extensibility. It addresses the values and principles outlined in the Agile Manifesto without imposing excessive prescriptive guidance. Users only need to learn a few simple roles, artifacts, and events to get started. While gaining mastery may take some time, the team can get started using Scrum with minimal effort or learning.
Let's employ the same small feature teams as Scrum, with three to nine people, cross-functional skills, fully self-contained to independently deliver complete end-to-end solutions to external customers, and operating in an autonomous fashion. While The Scrum Guide focused on describing Agile practices across a single team, Larman and Vodde describe LeSS as a barely sufficient methodology for two or more teams working together on a single product.
The notion of having a barely sufficient methodology is an important concept. Agile practitioners...