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Re: [agile-usability] Dissemination of knowledge in the team, avoiding the experts

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  • Anders Ramsay
    I wouldn t call it dissemination since that seems to imply one-way top-down information broadcasting. I also wouldn t call it a principle, but more a practice,
    Message 1 of 5 , Feb 28, 2012
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      I wouldn't call it dissemination since that seems to imply one-way top-down information broadcasting.

      I also wouldn't call it a principle, but more a practice, or even simply one of many intended outcomes of common Agile practices, such as that of continually pairing with different team members.

      But just because you are continuously distributing of knowledge among team members (and likely also doing some mutual teaching as well) doesn't mean you won't have a need for experts, since they have skills/knowledge/experience that goes beyond what is being shared at the project level.
       
      On Tue, Feb 28, 2012 at 4:33 AM, lou schwartz <schwartz.lou@...> wrote:
       

      Hi everybody,

      I always heard that in an agile team one of the principle is the dissemination of knowledge in the team and thus the avoiding of experts.
      But I can't find serious source that explains it.
      It is right or not ?
      Do you have sources on this ?

      Thanks.

      Lou Schwartz
      R&D Engineer
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    • Mark Levison
      Perhaps this blog post will help: http://agilepainrelief.com/notesfromatooluser/2012/02/scrummaster-talesthe-team-gets-bottlenecked.html - caveat self
      Message 2 of 5 , Feb 28, 2012
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        Perhaps this blog post will help:  http://agilepainrelief.com/notesfromatooluser/2012/02/scrummaster-talesthe-team-gets-bottlenecked.html  - caveat self promotion warning :-)

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        On Tue, Feb 28, 2012 at 4:33 AM, lou schwartz <schwartz.lou@...> wrote:
         

        Hi everybody,

        I always heard that in an agile team one of the principle is the dissemination of knowledge in the team and thus the avoiding of experts.
        But I can't find serious source that explains it.
        It is right or not ?
        Do you have sources on this ?

        Thanks.

        Lou Schwartz
        R&D Engineer
        --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

        Centre de Recherche Public Henri Tudor
        SSI - Service Science and Innovation
        Unit SISE - Software Intensive Services Engineering
        29, avenue John F. Kennedy
        L-1855 Luxembourg

        Tel: +352 42 59 91-2775
        Fax: +352 42 59 91 - 777
        E-mail :lou.schwartz@...
        www.tudor.lu
        --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
        Please do not print this document unless it is necessary. Consider the environment.


      • pauloldfield1
        (responding to Lou) ... Try: http://www.agilemodeling.com/essays/generalizingSpecialists.htm particularly 5. Fewer Bottlenecks I have quite a bit more info
        Message 3 of 5 , Feb 29, 2012
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          (responding to Lou)

          > I always heard that in an agile team one of the principle is the
          > dissemination of knowledge in the team and thus the avoiding of experts.
          > But I can't find serious source that explains it.
          > It is right or not ?
          > Do you have sources on this ?

          Try: http://www.agilemodeling.com/essays/generalizingSpecialists.htm
          particularly "5. Fewer Bottlenecks"

          I have quite a bit more info but not online.

          Paul Oldfield
          Capgemini
        • lou schwartz
          Thank you. It is a very interesting source. It illustrates well what I had understood. Lou Schwartz 2012/2/29 pauloldfield1
          Message 4 of 5 , Mar 6, 2012
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            Thank you.
            It is a very interesting source. It illustrates well what I had understood.

            Lou Schwartz

            2012/2/29 pauloldfield1 <Paul.Oldfield@...>
             

            (responding to Lou)



            > I always heard that in an agile team one of the principle is the
            > dissemination of knowledge in the team and thus the avoiding of experts.
            > But I can't find serious source that explains it.
            > It is right or not ?
            > Do you have sources on this ?

            Try: http://www.agilemodeling.com/essays/generalizingSpecialists.htm
            particularly "5. Fewer Bottlenecks"

            I have quite a bit more info but not online.

            Paul Oldfield
            Capgemini


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