Evaluating best fits
The two LeSS frameworks are all about scaling the theories and practices of Scrum beyond the implementation of two teams. In this context, LeSS fits well where the empirical process control theories and principles of Scrum are preferred. However, the organization has begun to experience growing pains with its initial Scrum team implementations, and the executives know something has to change. In other words, the organization needs to expand the number of Scrum teams but also needs to understand how to operate successfully in a large product development environment.
A start-up organization can adopt LeSS from its beginning if they already know they will need to expand in size to justify three or more Scrum teams immediately. However, a more likely scenario is the start-up company has already grown such that the original Scrum framework needs modifications to support its continued growth.
Another scenario occurs when an existing large product operates within...