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Maybe described as “The Team”, or “The Development Team” depending on the context. Members of the team are those that do the work.

Members of the team are those that do the work. Teams are structured and empowered by the organization to organize and manage their own work. The resulting synergy optimizes the Team’s overall efficiency and effectiveness. Teams have the following characteristics:

  • They are self-organizing. No one tells the Team how to turn ideas into usable work;
  • Teams are cross-functional, with all the skills as a team necessary to create a product output;
  • Teams recognize no titles for Team members, regardless of the work being performed by the person; 
  • Teams recognizes no sub-teams in the Team, regardless of domains that need to be addressed like testing, architecture, operations or business analysis;
  • Individual Team members may have specialized skills and areas of focus, but accountability belongs to the Team as a whole.