Scrum Team

Discover only three roles (PO, SM, dev), self-organized, cross functional, performing organization, optimize flexibility, creativity and productivity

About the Scrum Team:

  • There are only three roles in a Scrum and it is not allowed to define any other roles as it might harm the unity of the team.
  • The Scrum Team is a part of the performing organization, ┬áthe company which executes the project either for itself or as a contractor for an external customer.

The Scrum Team has two essential characteristics:

  • Self-organized: the Scrum Team manages its own efforts rather than being managed or directed by others, as opposed to the other traditional methods where management efforts and specialist efforts are separated and centralized.
  • Cross-functional: the Scrum Team has all the expertise and competencies needed to get the job done without any help from outside the team.

These two characteristics are designed to optimize flexibility, creativity and productivity, needed for the Agile environment of Scrum.

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Development Team

Discover application area experts, cross-functional, self-organized, product-based way, same role, collaboration, responsible for delivering backlog items

Development Team description:

  • Members of the Development Team are application area experts.
  • They should be cross-functional, being able to implement all tasks for each Product Backlog item.
  • They are self-organized, finding their own way instead of receiving orders.
  • They are aligned with the goal of the project and should always work in a product-based way
  • It is highly recommended for members of the Development Team to work full-time on a single project, to stay focused and agile. The composition of the Development Team should not change so often. If there is a need to change team members, then this change should not happen during a Sprint and there will be a short-term decrease in productivity when the composition of the team changes.
  • Scrum is mostly effective when there are 3 to 9 Development Team members but for large projects, we can use a scaled model with multiple Scrum Teams. 3.5. Other Roles
  • All members should have the same role, and the same title: Development Team member.
  • Scrum is completely depended on collaboration and Product Owner. Development Team members should be united and completely aligned with the goal of the project.

Development Team responsibilities:

  • Members of the Development Team are responsible for delivering backlog items and managing their own efforts.
  • A task might be assigned to a single member throughout the Sprint, but the whole Development Team will be responsible and accountable for that task; no individual owns any task.
  • The Development Team delivers the final product of the project in step by step Increments, as defined in the Product Backlog.
  • Each Development Team member is responsible for all the outputs created in the Development Team, even though each of them might be focused on a specific set of tasks.

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