Working in Scrum with big teams

Computer systems can become so big, that a huge number of software developers are involved. You might imagine that writing a operating like Linux, Microsoft Windows or Apple’s Mac OS can’t be written by a scrum team which has the size of 6 members. To have an efficient team, you don’t want to have a bigger team. Bigger teams leads to less efficient communication. In organisations which come from the more traditional waterfall method, you see most of the times they have problems obeying this amount of people. You get stand-ups with 15 people or more, which take ages. People can’t keep focused for so long, leading in a ineffective stand-up. It even gets worse when the Scrum Master decides that only one person will represent a story and speak up for three other persons which also help within this user story. In this case, you do the stand-up for the Scrum Master and not for the scrum team (which is all members of the team including the Scrum Master and the product owner).

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