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Questions tagged [cross-functional]

For questions about cross-functional teams.

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How to utilize resources effectively in cross-functional scrum teams?

I agree on an idea of making teams cross-functional. However, I doubt that resources may not utilize effectively when the nature of the work varying sprint to sprint. For example, There are database ...
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Is implement business analysis in an organisation the best way?

The organization I'm currently working at, have no business analysis approach. Due to that lack, all the changes/upgrades we are doing or trying to do are hellish. The technical person has trouble ...
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Frontend/backend feature team with little shared knowledge

We are considering creating a feature team with three frontend/UX developers and a few backend developers (no full stack developer). I would like to know whether putting them together in a cross-...
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Kanban & Scrum - what to do if team can't be made cross-functional?

I work in a small video game development studio, where the whole company is one team working on one product, and each person has a fixed broad function (e.g. programmer, artist, musician). We can't be ...
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Does anyone estimate stories per discipline in a single story?

SITUATION: Understand which disciplines are more burdened than others on cross-discipline teams. POSSIBLE OPTION: When estimating a story, provide a story point estimate for each of the different ...
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What are reasons against cross-functional teams?

I often work in companies where functional departments are rigidly separated. To me this seems inefficient, as adds a lot of communication overhead. Are there reasons why companies prefer this type ...
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How to motivate team members to share knowledge

I am working in a small team. On the individual level we have well-set knowledge related to our day-to-day activities. Nevertheless I am thinking that if we could share our best practices successfully ...
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How to better balance resources in a cross-functional agile team?

I am the project manager for a team composed of employees who were hired specifically as QA or development prior to agile/scrum being adopted by the organization. Just for background, I came into the ...
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Is it possible for someone to be a member of two Scrum teams, and how can that be made to work most effectively?

We have an organization where we're moving to two scrum teams working on different parts of our our backlog. I understand the idea that each team should be a complete cross-functional unit, and ...