However, more and more clients are asking for some form of ‘Scaled out Agile’ or ‘Distributed Agile’ approach. What does this mean for ‘Pure’ Scrum as we know it?
I am not sure
What I am sure of is that increasingly we need to look beyond the walls of our own insular community for thought leadership on the areas that we increasingly find ourselves moving into: Human Performance, Organizational Change Management and Transformation, Lean Operations and Strategy.
My gut told me to say “Sorry, no travel budget, no Agile… its’ a lot easier to teach and coach people in one place”. Yes, it is. It would have also been easy for me to walk away from a potential engagement, but just like every engagement, it was an opportunity to learn. In other words, how could I challenge the conventional thought and find some nuggets of wisdom to share from this?
We will see. I am working with a virtual team, and I myself am virtual, travelling to the client site once every 2 weeks or so.