There’s No “I” in Team, But Should There Be?

Scrum suggests that business analysts, testers and developers shed their old job titles and don the badge of “team member.” And current trends like mob programming further encourage team members to abandon their individual goals in the interest of team achievements. It seems there really is no “I” on some teams...but should there be?

In this session, Diane evaluates the pros and cons of eliminating job titles and examines the concept of becoming a generalizing specialist. What does that really mean? What are the impacts to the team? Can you maintain your individual skills while your contributions to the team are getting blurred?

Come and join in the discussion!

 
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Outline/structure of the Session

Intro and Agenda

Overview of current climate regarding individualism

  • Expectations of Scrum Framework
  • Other trends like mob programming

Introduce concept of generalizing specialist

Pros and Cons of eliminating job specialities

Realities of eliminating job specialities

Review some literature and data around team dynamics & personal motivations

  • Wisdom of Crowds
  • Drive

Facilitate a discussion with attendees

Learning Outcome

Attendees will leave with an understanding of:

  • Current industry trends around teamwork and individualism
  • The concept of generalizing specialist
  • The pros, cons and realities of eliminating job specialties
  • Some research about team dynamics and personal motivation

Target Audience

Anyone can attend

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