One of the core fallacies in organizational design is to use “best practices” from other contexts and organizations. How many organizations have struggled with implementing the Spotify model or SAFe?

That’s why unlike many agile scaling frameworks and self-management methods, the unFIX model acts as a pattern library and has its focus on continuous innovation and improvement as well as the human experience. To support versatile organization design, it facilitates gradual change, and dynamic teams, and it describes an important role for managers.

Some might not know that Scrum@Scale, a meta-framework introduced in 2015 by Jeff Sutherland and his organization ScrumInc at least in its initial form, shared a similar idea: no prescriptions and continuous improvement based on the context and experience. While unFIX works with structural patterns Scrum@Scale is focusing on understanding the interaction as well as the fundamental principles and the necessary quality of the various functional components in an (agile) organization. How the components are then designed and developed in each case is left to the decision and responsibility of the “users.” And that’s where unFIX as a pattern library might be a perfect fit to complement Scrum@Scale.

Jürgen Dittmar, Jeff Sutherland’s co-trainer for many years, has worked with Scrum@Scale since 2015 and made significant contributions to the model in the early days. He also is an official unFIX Partner and one of the most experienced Management 3.0 facilitators worldwide. Jürgen firmly believes that unFIX and Scrum@Scale are a perfect complement for the improvement and sustainable development of agile organizations, and he’ll do his best to get you interested in this idea.