What Is an Agile Team?
An Agile team is a group of employees, contractors, or freelancers responsible for executing an Agile project. Agile teams are typically co-located and often wholly dedicated to the project during its timeline, with no obligations to other projects.
An Agile team needs every person required to produce the end product or service. The team is typically cross-functional, and roles will vary depending on the project’s needs and the type of Agile framework chosen.
For instance, when using a Scrum framework, an Agile team should have a Scrum master, a product owner, and any other required team members. The Scrum master (often the project manager) oversees the project, facilitates collaboration, and organizes the daily meetings. The product owner is responsible for ensuring the end product meets the requirements of the customer. Subject matter experts and other stakeholders may provide input into the project as needed, but they’re not typically considered part of the Agile team.