Agile companies, agile teams, agile... are these just pointlessly repeated buzzwords or a truly interesting work methodology, which creates value?
It depends on how you look at it.
What are agile teams?
In general, we can say that agile teams are work groups focusing on a specific problem or topic. The distinctive feature of these teams is being composed of experts on various areas from across the company.
This diversity provides the team with a comprehensive view of a given topic. That's why they're often engaged in solution-focused activities, such as improving the existing company products or identifying and filling market gaps.
They are not for everyone
Hipster developers on one hand and decent bankers on the other? Not exactly. The applicability of agile teams cannot be strictly determined by the industry but rather by the approach to work and to company philosophy. Such a team rarely emerges in organisations which stick strictly to their structures, and where each decision has to be approved by the managers of all departments.
The key to their success is trust. They work best when they are left to think freely, make important decisions on their own, and come up with a result which they are willing to back up. That's why companies tend to engage their best players in these teams.
Agile teams in Beenia
An interesting thing about these teams is that while most of the members focus on only one given issue, there are also some people who contribute only seldomly and are primarily engaged in other projects. In Beenia, you can freely create teams and disband them after completing a project, and also lead or be part of several teams at once. This way, you will have all the tasks, deadlines, and information from different projects always at hand in one place.
Are you curious to see what the work management of agile teams looks like? Try Beenia for free and you can experience it first-hand.