Scaling Antipatterns Poster

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SAFe and Scrum@Scale vs. LeSS and Nexus

Scrum was supposed to be about teams self organizing around shared priorities and vision. It replaced defined “methodologies” with empirical inspect and adapt feedback loops.

Unfortunately methodology creep seems to be inevitable. I originally made this poster to help other Scrum trainers understand the harm they cause when they insert unnecessary roles and hierarchy into the spaces where self organization was supposed to be.

We want one shared vision from one Product Owner, not multiple competing priority lists. We want fluid, role-free interactions between the teams, not Scrum Masters acting as coordinators.

Feel free to download the poster above.

UPDATE: People weren’t understanding the poster, so we made a comic book and video version here: comic book