Agile Scaling – SAFE vs LESS (Video Blog)

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11 comments on “Agile Scaling – SAFE vs LESS (Video Blog)
  1. Bas Vodde says:

    Hi John,

    Thanks for the comparison. It seems mostly based on the earlier comparison which had some flaws, especially related to “program” and “portfolio” level and LeSS. I’d recommend to check this article which touches the surface on these:



    • jokoro12 says:

      Hi Bas,
      Thanks for the comment. I think it is fair to say that LESS and SAFE have two very different perspectives on how scaling (descaling) Agile takes place in an organisation. I think the differences in the perspectives lead to the ratings that has provided on the “Program” and “Portfolio” level. I think having a conversation with the folks at on their ratings on these aspects would also be beneficial.


  2. Adrian says:

    There is a lot more fundamentally to compare on. But what you did compare on seems fairly assessed.

    In terms of case studies, there is an interesting update on a LeSS case study here:

    It tells us that LeSS large finance case ultimately failed badly. So in terms of transparency and courage should be updated or withdrawn. As it was a failure.

  3. I couldn’t refrain from commenting. Exceptionally well written!

  4. Chang Raab says:

    Good article, thanks.

  5. Gino Bacha says:

    “Hi there! This is my first comment here so I just wanted to give a quick shout out_ and tell you I genuinely enjoy reading through your posts. Can you recommend any other blogs/websites/forums that deal with the same topics?”

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