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One element is often forgotten when we think about Agile: You need to build real teams before you can tap into the benefits of agile methods. Teams are at the very core of many methods, and without a real team, your agile adoption will become challenging.

So what’s a team, or more specifically, a real team? Real teams share these characteristics:

  • The people on the team share a purpose, or goal, something they can collectively work towards
  • Teams need a sense of productivity, a way to see how their work contributes to goals of the organisation
  • Team members have complementary skills to reach their…


Heiko Braun

Engineering Manager. Ideas driven. Works for Red Hat.

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