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Mastering Professional Scrum: Coaches' Notes for Busting Myths, Solving Challenges, and Growing Agility, First Edition by Simon Reindl, Stephanie Ockerman

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2. Creating a Strong Team Foundation

Agile success starts with a strong team. Ideally that team is cohesive, cross-functional, and self-organizing, though most teams start out as a collection of individuals who have to learn how to work with each other to achieve their shared goals. Members of new Scrum Teams, especially those who are not used to working as part of a cross-functional team, often struggle at first to produce “Done” Product Increments every Sprint. In this chapter, we will help you to understand how to help teams overcome these challenges.

Forming a Team Identity

You cannot simply put a group of people together, tell them they are a team, and expect them to achieve great things. Forming a team means making an investment in bringing ...

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