The Roles and Responsibilities of an Agile Team

Following on from the┬áthe Agile Games Day, where we experienced the roles of Customer, Developer and Coach by playing the XP Game, it’s now time to answer one of the most frequently-asked-question by a conventional team transitioning to the Agile way of working: “What will my role and responsibilities be on an Agile Team?”

We’ve put together a set of role descriptions for a team as they embark on their journey towards becoming agile.

Portia says: The roles and responsibilities we’ve identified are simply guidelines. They are a starting point. It’s entirely up to the team members to refine their roles to meet the goal and needs of the team.

Pascal says: Each team member will play one or more roles at any point in time, as and when the need for that role arises.

Typical Team Membership

TO improve the effectiveness of the customer and users of the product and maximise the value of the organisation
AS AN Agile Team
WE NEED to leverage the strengths of each team member and create valuable products now and in the future

The Role of the Agile Coach

  • Agile Coach – Creates a team that delivers value now and in the future