The Development Team

One of the 3 scrum roles is the development team and the ideal characteristics of an ideal development team are as follows:

  • Small in size: 7 ± 2
  • Resources are dedicated full time to the team
  • Cross functional resources who can analyze, develop and test
  • Self Organizing
  • Empowered and autonomous
  • All resources are co-located
  • Accountable for delivery

Development Team


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What is Scrum

The word ‘Scrum‘ comes from the sport of Rugby. However, here we are talking about the framework used for software development. This word was initially used as an analogy to signify the importance of teams in the Scrum software development process.

Scrum falls under the broad umbrella of agile methodology. It was designed by Jeff Sutherland and Ken Schwaber in the early 90’s. They then went on to form a non profit organization ‘’ to teach and certify people in the framework since then its demand has grown exponentially mostly because of its path-breaking benefits.

Scrum process

Key Points about Scrum Framework:

  • 3 Roles (Product Owner, Scrum Master and Development team)
  • 5 Ceremonies (Sprint, Daily Scrum, Sprint Planning, Sprint Review and Sprint Retrospective)
  • 3 Artifacts (Product Backlog, Sprint Backlog and Shippable Product Increment)
  • 3 key principles (Transparency , Inspection and Adaption)


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