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Does running an agile squad mean that all squad members can do any work, or work should be divided based on skill set?

Cross Functional has more than one layer of meaning. At the lowest level, a cross functional team simply means that all skills needed to deliver a usable increment are present on the team. At this ...
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Does running an agile squad mean that all squad members can do any work, or work should be divided based on skill set?

First, let me say your team is incredibly unbalanced. You have one architect, one designer, one UX expert and one data expert per developer. That is ridiculous. Those roles are multipliers. They are ...
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Does running an agile squad mean that all squad members can do any work, or work should be divided based on skill set?

Having a cross-skilled team gives you flexibility. It means you can take in different types of stories and still maintain a good utilisation (nobody overworked, nobody with nothing to do). However, ...
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How to Rectify Two Months of Missed Weekly Status Reports to a Customer?

I would just resume sending the weekly reports. Forget about the old ones. As pointed out already in the comments, if someone needed them, they would have complained already. It seems they are not ...
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Does running an agile squad mean that all squad members can do any work, or work should be divided based on skill set?

TL;DR Does running an agile squad means all squad members can do any work or work should be divided based on skill set? You are creating a false dichotomy. People are not cogs in a machine. They are ...
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Solutions to the dilemma of finding the client first or hiring the candidate first

Going with the contractors is the answer; get the client find the necessary contractors complete the project When you see that you always keep 1-2 contractors on your monthly budget, it will mean ...
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General project management exercise applied to recipe development

TL;DR Making soup can be a process. That's what a cookbook-style recipe ideally does: it provides a reliable and repeatable process for cooking food. However, simply defining a process (e.g. writing ...
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MS Project Date Auto Update when Adding Predecessors

It sounds like you are trying to force dates but still want task dependencies. The whole point of creating a linked network is to allow Project to help schedule the plan based on estimated task ...
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Does running an agile squad mean that all squad members can do any work, or work should be divided based on skill set?

The Agile team is supposed to be "self-organizing." If you only have one project, then yes, team members will need to step outside of their specialties in order to speed up the project (or ...
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