So, if you’re thinking, “I’d love to have a cross-functional team that could deliver a complete increment of value, but it would just be too big to be a Scrum team,” our advice is, let it be too big. Better to have a bigger team for a while than to split the complexity and the value across two teams. Then, cross train so you can split into two smaller cross-functional teams down the road.
In this episode, Richard and Peter explore what cross-functional teams are, why they’re crucial to Agile methods like Scrum, and how to navigate some common challenges in creating and maintaining these teams.
Interested in learning more about how to build cross-functional teams at your org? Contact us—we’d be happy to talk with you!