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Product v Project Focus in Software Development

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Product v Project Focus in Software Development Many IT organizations use a traditional project approach to software development. Agile success is dependent on forming product teams that have these characteristics: A defined focus area (application, domain, system, etc.)Persistent over timeCross-functional skillsets, giving it the ability to deliver a fully baked solution in each iteration“Concept to cash” responsibility—taking work from early discovery and design steps through delivery and into production deployment and operational support It’s important to understand the difference between product focus and project focus. A product team can still deliver value in a project context, but the way the team is organized and delivers is very different. Here are some contrasting characteristics:

Product Project People Team is primary means of creating value. They stay together over a long period of time and over multiple “projects” as a self-organizing unit. Treated as specialists in funct…