Empowered development teams are the backbone of the agile development idea.
Ideally each team incorporates the complete knowledge needed in the development process, including front end development, quality assurance techniques and site operation know-how.
At mobile.international we tried to achieve this with including specialists of the different disciplines in our teams. In 2012 we presented this topic at the TechCon in Lissabon, an eBay internal technology event. We gave an overview of the former and current team structures and the benefits and challenges we encountered so far (yes, there are challenges…), with an special emphasis on the QA discipline. Here we included the slides of the presentation for the interested readers.