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Originally posted by Earl Everett: Scrum canon states that Team size should be seven plus or minus two. This fits well with my experience. When a team gets too large, it will tend to self-organize into sub-teams.
Good point. How was the number 7 arrived at ?
Joined: Mar 03, 2004
Should the skill set of the team members be fairly equal or does that matter?
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Joined: Jul 11, 2001
I've heard of teams of 20 to 25 developers working well, and of Daily Scrums with 50 people attending.
Originally posted by Pradip Bhat: How was the number 7 arrived at ?
If you ask Ken Schwaber, he'll start listing different specialties like "Well, you need a couple of programmers, a couple of testers, a UI designer, a database admin, [...] and there's already 7 people for your team."