Recently our team was informed that they will be joined to another team.
We work in a big system and there are several subsystems that demand specific competencies, currently we have:
- Team-A --> competence-A
- Team-B --> competence-B
Our project manager asked us to follow a rule at the beginning:
Tasks with competence-A will be handled by Team-B and vice-versa and then we will have:
- Team-A --> competence-B
- Team-B --> competence-A
The team will have to self-organize to give support to each other and help on competence build-up.
The only way I see this plan happening successfully is with a strong team-work, organization and internal communication.
The pain points are:
- How to build-up this team-work to make things happen naturally?
- What is the best approach/methodology to this issue? (currently we are working with a pragmatic Scrum (we call it "Scrumban", see little more here)
I was wondering whether some external activities with the people to make them work together would improve the team-work, communication and create a friendship between them.
- 90%-80% of the people are seniors and everybody is engaged to the project.
- We will keep metrics separated for a couple of months.
- After a couple of months we want to have a completely joined team (Team-C with competence A and B).
- Meetings between Team-A and Team-b already started to allying some process handling differences.
- Both teams are co-located.