Let’s say you have an Agile team that is composed of team members with only I-shaped skills. Doesn’t sound good, does it?
But collectively these I-shaped individuals have the all the skills necessary to deliver their stories. Maybe they do a great job of handing off work to one another. Starting to sound better?
In this situation, it seems like T-shaped skills are more of a nice-to-have and the team is just fine with their I-shaped skills.
Here are a few questions to ponder
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