Before you transition to agile, you are accustomed to functional roles, people who “owned the code,” and time to bake quality in. In agile we have cross-functional teams, collective code and quality ownership, and a collective notion of “done.” It sounds like we magically become a big happy family, doesn’t it?
Teams don’t just become self-organized cross-functional happy teams. They have to work to get that way. In this talk, Johanna will help you understand some of the challenges teams face, and how agile practices help. She’ll also help you understand some of the practices that don’t help, such as multitasking and distributed teams.
We’ll talk about some models for scaling agile, such as Scrum of Scrums, and a network model of scaling. No matter what problems you encounter on your agile team, retrospectives are the one way the team can help itself solve its own problems.