SoS vs LeSS vs SAFe – Which One Is Right For You?


As the need for scaling Agile practices grows, there is also a growing confusion about which of them are the best and which will actually fit your needs. At the first glance, most of the scaled approaches may look the same but in reality picking the right one is key for successful application. To help you choose your framework, we decided to take a look at Scrum of Scrums (SoS), Large Scale Scrum (LeSS) and Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) and to write down the key differences as well as similarities between them to help you see how they stack up.

Interested? Let’s dive in!

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Both SoS and LeSS rely solely on Scrum, applying its practices and roles at a larger scale. This makes these approaches ideal for teams that are already using Scrum and want to scale up without having to go through a large reorganization for it.

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Eylean vs Jira – Will You Choose The Little Guy?

Eylean vs Jira

Within the large market of project management software, Jira is no doubt one of the bigger players – it offers a variety of features and supports large enterprises all over the world. At first look, most would not think a small startup from Lithuania could offer any competition to the giant. However, we believe, a few key aspects make Eylean Board a true competitor in this race.

In their essence the two tools are quite different – one is created for large enterprises, while the other focuses on the life of a team. However, at the end of the day, both are designed to do exactly the same – aid the company in the overall project management process. Looking at the tools this way reveals a couple of pivotal points that just might make you reconsider the superiority scale.

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Cloud is bad?

Trends make people blind – so is the cloud computing hype overwhelming common sense… Nowadays as a professional or a leader you have an opportunity to employ tons of great (or not so great) apps which should make your life easier, yet somehow you end up in need of even more services and something called cloud computing. Get a cloud they said… it will be fun they said… But some of you might already have learned a costly lesson – data in cloud is not so secure and reachable as it could seem at first. So let us talk about common reasons why one should turn away from cloud to “on premises deployment”.

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Agile Tool Eylean Introduces a Free Personal Edition

Agile Tool Eylean FreeIt is Cyber Monday and there are a lot of deals in the market. But we have something special for you. How about a 100% discount for unlimited time? Yes, you understood it correctly - starting from today Eylean is free for your personal use!

Since our start in 2010, hundreds of companies have chosen Eylean for their enterprise projects, including giants like British Petroleum, Hitachi, Velux and others. Using Eylean helps them implement Scrum, Kanban and Scrumban, and stay agile in the world of ever-changing requirements. We think it is time for everyone to have an opportunity to take advantage of Eylean and make their development process faster, easier, and more transparent. Therefore, we are making a personal edition of Eylean agile task board free of charge.

Personal edition of Eylean includes a fully fledged task board, reporting, and analytics. You will be able to download the software and manage your personal projects with a highly visual, Scrum- and Kanban-optimized task board. Personal edition also includes time-tracking functionality, as well as export to Excel and Outlook, so that you are able to use the agile tool in the most productive way and stay on top of your personal projects.

So get the new Eylean Personal Edition now – and get things done!

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How Bentley Systems Uses Project-Based Approach to Stay Agile

Bentley Systems is the global leader dedicated to providing architects, engineers, geospatial professionals, constructors, and owner-operators with comprehensive software solutions for sustaining infrastructure. Founded in 1984, Bentley has more than 3,000 colleagues in 50 countries, more than $500 million in annual revenues, and since 2003 has invested more than $1 billion in research, development, and acquisitions. We are very happy to talk with Justas Belevičius, software development manager at Bentley based in Melbourne, Australia, about their development process.

Tell us about yourself. What does your company do and what is your role?

Bentley Systems is one of the leading software providers for the world’s infrastructure. Our comprehensive portfolio of software products and services consists of hundreds of globally recognized names, including MicroStation, ProjectWise and AssetWise as our flagship products and technology platforms.

I take a role of Software Development Manager in Structural Group department where I currently lead development of Bentley’s Integrated Structural Modeling (ISM) software platform. ISM allows to integrate, i.e. connect different stages of structural project workflow. Simply speaking, ISM can be perceived as an intelligent versioning control system for structural data, though it is only a part of its functionality.

Can you tell us about the development team? How many people do you have and how is it organized?

Sure. Bentley Systems is currently has more than 3,000 employees and over a thousand of them are directly working on research & development. Most of our products are actively developed and maintained for multiple years, however development itself is organized in small short-term chunks – projects. The end result of the project is typically a new version of the shared technology, product or a new product. Teams working on most projects are less than 20 people. The work in each project is further split into iterations and organized adhering to SCRUM principles to some extent.

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