In this article we would like to bring more details about the character and profile of the scrum team. The Scrum team are sometimes referred to as the delivery or development team.
The Scrum team has three roles such as: product owner, scrum master and development team. It might happen that one person has assigned different roles with the team; however, it is not recommended.
There are two essential characteristics of the Scrum Team:
- Self-organized: grown up team manages its own effort and tasks instead of being managed or organized by others.
- Cross-functional: team has all the essential expertise, skills and experience needed for achieving successfully the delivery of the products.
Those two aspects will help to bring flexibility, creativity and better productivity in working environment.
There is an optimum of team’s size in scrum. Ideally, it is from six to max. 10 members. One of the benefits to have a smaller team is with communication, management and team’s coordination which are typically effective. However, it is important to keep in mind that a smaller team will have a higher impact with losing a team member.
Desirable traits for the Scrum Team:
- Knowledge of Scrum
- Technical expertise
- Cross-functional outlook
- Team player
It is important to highlight that the Scrum Team should follow the philosophy of wisdom of the crowd. Any idea what does this mean? The idea behind of Wisdom of the crowd is actually very simple. It means that a group of people (imagine that the group is a team) are mutually smarter and wiser. Based on this concept there are more ideas, solutions, suggestions and thoughts generated.