Scaling Works to Fit Your Needs

How does scaling work?

In the most basic sense, scaling is when at least two teams work together on something common. In reality, it could even be 100 teams. The key is to organize these teams to be cross-functional, even if they work on different elements and/or are located separately.


I want to explore scaling for my organization.

You’ve adopted Scrum in your IT and product development areas and are now considering how the framework can benefit larger teams and other departments (HR, Marketing, Finance, etc.). That’s where scaling comes in. Scaling helps create an environment that nurtures collaboration, innovation, and improvement.

Scaling transforms your company’s capability to grow. It can give you a real competitive advantage as it can enable your organization to profitably increase production. By incorporating scaling techniques, your company is better able to handle its growing amount of work and have the potential to add more people to accommodate the increased potential.

Scrum Alliance® offers the following scaling options:


Scrum@Scale was created to efficiently coordinate this new ecosystem of teams. It achieves this goal through setting up a “minimum viable bureaucracy” via a “scale-free” architecture. The Scrum@Scale course teaches the responsibilities of the Product Owner, individual Scrum Teams, and enterprise leadership in a variety of large-scale contexts.

As a Certified Scrum at Scale Certified Practitioner, you’ll be prepared to:

  • Facilitate cross-team collaboration and release planning with tens, hundreds or thousands of people
  • Create and prioritize a transformation Backlog to overcome impediments to scaling
  • Measure and improve key Scrum metrics at an Enterprise level
  • Deliver five times as much work without adding new teams

Large Scale Scrum (LeSS)

LeSS provides a framework for applying Scrum principles at scale by dramatically simplifying organization so that you can be Agile rather than do Agile. LeSS is a scaled-up version of one-team Scrum. It addresses the question of how teams can "Scrum together" in building the product and how leaders can design such an organization.

Choose a LeSS course to help you work to remove organizational complexity and further your Agile journey:

  • Certified LeSS Professional (CLP)
  • Certified LeSS for Executives (CLE)
  • Certified LeSS Basic (CLB)