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Product Delivery in Teams Lacking Resources

Published: 16 August 2017

ID: G00328360

Analyst(s): David Norton , Bill Swanton , Mike Gilpin


In an ideal world, a product team would look after a single application. Unfortunately, most teams in the real world juggle multiple products and stakeholders. Application leaders must employ proper management techniques to maximize the productivity of the team.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Designate a Single Owner for Each Product Family
  • Set Clear Boundaries as to Which Products the Team Will Develop
  • Minimize Task Switching to Improve Team and Individual Productivity
  • Cross-Skill to Reduce Bottlenecks, Allow Swarming and Improve Cycle Times

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