Team Level

Flow_TeamLevelThe Team Level is composed of development teams and shared services. Each development team is composed of the developers, testers, analysts and SMEs required to produce and implement a Business value increment, for quality assurance, and continuous incremental improvement. A team’s work is composed of the stories and tasks for a specific release, enhancements, production support, and maintenance requests.

Skills needed in a team typically include analysis, design, code, build, deploy, testing, acceptance, validation, and implementation. Extended skills needed might include: Architecture and design, build and release management (environments), SEO, and subject matter/domain expertise (technical, Business, and customer).

Roles at the Team Level

Role Focus of the Role
Product Owner
  • Acceptance, validation, adoption: MBI and features
  • To the development team, the Product Owner looks like a representative of enterprise business value
  • To those who identify what value is needed, the Product Owner looks like a member of the development team: one who thoroughly understands value and their perspective
Team Agility Coach
  • Instilling and nurturing Lean-Agile practices
  • Coaching for visibility, transparency, and Lean-Agile practices
  • Continuous incremental process improvement and team efficiency
Business Subject Matter Expert
  • Acceptance criteria
  • Validation and implementation of Business value increment
  • Contributing to requirements
Business Analyst
  • Synthesizing/refining requirements
  • Business analysis
  • Acceptance tests
Technical Architect
  • System architecture and design
Technical Lead
  • Design and code quality
  • Define appropriate skills for technical development
  • Designing, writing code, unit test
  • Developing use cases as needed or appropriate
  • Incremental value delivery, quality, and continuous improvement
  • Early involvement with developers and analysts to support ATDD and TDD
  • Representing testing discipline within the team
  • Developing and execute test cases
  • Coordinating testing activity to ensure a last “safety net” prior to deployment to production
Production Support
  • Providing operational and production input
  • Preparing and execute transition to production
Database Administrator and Database Developer
  • Supporting the creation and implementation of database projects
  • Performing day-to-day administration and maintenance of database servers
  • Note: These roles are often limited; they are not expected to participate in Daily Stand-ups or retrospections unless they are a member of the core team.

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The Assessment Timeline for a Development Group of Less than 125 People (Article)
The Basis for Deciding on First Steps in a Transformation (Article)
The Bridge Pattern (Article)
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The DA FLEX Mindset (Article)
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The Dilemma We're In (Article)
The Disciplined Agile / FLEX Approach for Adoption and Improvement (Article)
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The Essence of FLEX (FLow for Enterprise Transformation) (Article)
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The Guardrails - Promises we make with each other to achieve business agility (Article)
The Guardrails During Implementation and Integration (Blog Entry)
The Guardrails During Release and Realization (Article)
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The Guardrails For Product Managers and Product Owners (Article)
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The Idealized Value Stream of the Effective Organization (Article)
The Implications of Systems Thinking and Complex Systems (Article)
The Importance and Myth of “Consistency” (Article)
The Importance of Having an Intake Process (Article)
The Interesting Parallel Between SAFe and the Kanban Method (Article)
The Learning Philosophy of Team Agility (Article)
The Main Differences Between DA FLEX and SAFe (Article)
The Minimum Business Increment (Article)
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The Objective of Time-Boxing (Article)
The Pickup Sticks Model of Teaching a Concept (Article)
The Promises by the Business Architect (Article)
The Purpose of Metrics (Article)
The Purpose of a Tool in Agile (Article)
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The Question Isn’t ”Scrum vs. Kanban?” or Even “Scrum and Kanban?” But Rather “What Works?” (Article)
The Relationship Between Acceptance Test-Driven Development and Design Patterns (Article)
The Relationship Between Visualization and Reorganization (Article)
The Role of Leadership and Management (Article)
The Role of Systems Thinking, Leadership, and Management (Article)
The Role of the Business Analyst in an Agile World (Article)
The Role of the Business Architect (Article)
The Software World Is Not Like the Physical World and What That Means (Article)
The Strategies of Adoption of Current Methods (Article)
The Systems Thinking View of Simple, Complicated, Chaotic, and Complex (Article)
The Theory Underneath DA FLEX (Article)
The Value Stream Impedance Scorecard (VSIS) (Article)
The Value of a Center of Excellence (Article)
The most valuable things I've discovered in 20 years of Agile (Article)
The need to understand the principles that drive your practices (Article)
The value creation structure of the organization (Article)
The value density of the items being worked on (Article)
Tips for Agility (Article)
To What Extent Will Test-First Methods Be Used? (Article)
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Using Consistent Objectives to Enable Self-Organization of Teams Across an Enterprise (Article)
Using FLEX to Perform an Assessment for Mid-Scale Organizations (Article)
Using FLEX to Perform an Assessment for an Organization (Article)
Using Guardrails to Tie Business to Technology (Blog Entry)
Using MBIs in the SAFe Planning Event (Article)
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Using SAFe at Small- to Mid-Scale (Article)
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Using Visual Controls and Pull to Disseminate Information. (Article)
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Using the FLEX Mindset and Experience to Determine What Must be Done (Article)
Using the Intake Process to Educate Leadership (Article)
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Using the Theory of Flow to Find Your Impediments (Article)
Using the Value Stream to Get to Root Cause With 'Five-Whys' (Article)
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Value Stream Assessment for an Organization (Article)
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Vehement Mediocrity (Article)
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Waterfall Is Never the Right Approach (Article)
We do Scrum-but: We don’t estimate because it takes too long or management beats us up. (Article)
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What Is It That Can Make SAFe® Heavy? (Blog Entry)
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What Is Required at Scale | Effective Agile at Scale (Blog Entry)
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What Is the Ecosystem Structure at the Team Level? (Article)
What Is the Executive Role in Lean and Agile? (Blog Entry)
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What Makes an Organization "Mid-sized" (or Above)? (Blog Entry)
What Organizational Concepts Matter the Most to Agile at Scale (Blog Entry)
What Roles Are Missing? Which Roles Need To Be Redefined? (Article)
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What Traits Are Typical in Successful Agile at Mid-Scale and Above? (Blog Entry)
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What do You do When What's Best for the Company Is Different From What's Best for the Organization? (Blog Entry)
What is Agile at Scale? The Different Approaches to Achieve It | FLEX from Product Management to the Team (Article)
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Why DA FLEX Suggests Having Explicit Workflow and Agreements (Article)
Why Is SAFe Popular? (Blog Entry)
Why Lean-Agile Should Be More Predictable Than Waterfall (Article)
Why Looking at Delay Is So Important (Article)
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Why SAFe Being Architected Around Levels Makes It Easy to Start But Difficult to Maintain (Article)
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Why WSJF Should Be Done on MBIs and Not Features or Epics (Article)
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Why You Should Grow Your Own Scrum Masters Instead of Bringing in Outside Scrum Masters (Article)
Why You Should Rethink How You Are Trained in Scrum (Article)
Why the Advanced Scrum Master / Kanban Online Workshop Provides More Value Than the Advanced Scrum Master Course (Article)
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