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Agile Adoption Patterns: A Roadmap to Organizational Success by Amr Elssamadisy

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Chapter 20. Cross-Functional Team

The team that utilizes the Cross-Functional Team practice is one that has the necessary expertise among its members to take a requirement, such as a use case or user story, from its initial concept to a fully deployed and tested piece of software within one iteration. For example, a user story can be taken off the backlog, elaborated and developed, tested, deployed, and whatever else needs to be done for that story to reach the done state. Figure 20-1 illustrates the relationship between the Cross-Functional Team practice and the Collective Code Ownership and Pair Programming practices.

The Cross-Functional Team practice relies on collective code ownership to enable different team members to build end-to-end functionality and pair programming to reduce the problems of experts as bottlenecks.

Figure 20-1. The Cross-Functional ...

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