Chapter 12. Scrum Team Structures

Scrum teams are essential assets of a Scrum organization. How they are structured and related to one another can significantly affect an organization’s success with Scrum. In this chapter I discuss different ways to structure Scrum teams. I begin by discussing the distinction between a feature team and a component team. I then focus on the issue of coordinating multiple, collaborating Scrum teams.


If you have one small product, you don’t need to worry much about the content of this chapter. Just create one cross-functional development team using the characteristics I described in Chapter 11, and make sure to properly fill the ScrumMaster and product owner roles. From a Scrum team perspective, you’re ...

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