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Individuals and Interactions: An Agile Guide by Barry Rogers, Ken Howard

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Chapter 5. Collaboration

Now that the team members were all communicating effectively, it was time to start garnering the strength of the team as a whole. Each individual on the team was extremely bright, but Lydia knew that if the team understood and applied the “Wisdom of Crowds,” it would make the team even more effective.

Moreover, Lydia witnessed some of the natural conflicts that often arise between traditional roles on software project teams. For example, there seemed to be a constant tension between Lisa (who was a tester) and Eric (a developer). This is what Lydia referred to as the yin-yang on software projects. This is one of the reasons why agile teams contain fewer separations of roles and all team members are expected to do whatever ...

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