Small Agile Teams: 10 Best Practices

  1. Eliminate Indispensable Roles
  2. Adopt One-step Decisions
  3. Foster Trust
  4. Share Information Freely & Informally
  5. Increase Visibility & Accountability
  6. Minimize Conference Calls
  7. Track Less
  8. Increase Cross-team Collaboration
  9. Adopt Technology Faster & Effectively

Break Down Problems

Dividing the project into distinct problems or separating business capabilities into converged organizational units makes it easier for smaller teams to deliver.

Eliminate Indispensable Roles

Making sure that individuals with a certain type of skill or key people are not scarce in the organization lest they get pulled by different teams at the same time.

Adopt One-step Decisions

Bureaucratic way of decision-making in large teams should be avoided by identifying types of decisions and the decision-making authorities, at the outset.

Foster Trust

Trust speeds up progress, augments quality, and diminishes execution risk. Trust has to be built up by conscious effort.

Share Information Freely & Informally

One of the ways for effective Team Management is to keep communication swift and the only way of doing this is to keep it informal.

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