Agile teams and responsibilities

SKA software development is organized in agile teams.

Development team

See https://www.scaledagileframework.com/agile-teams/

Todo

  • should we expand this section? The whole portal is dedicated to describe DEV practices and tools …

Scrum Master

The Scrum Master of each team is responsible for the process the team follows. A generic description of this role can be found on the SAFe website. The SKA Scrum Masters are also responsible for:

  • Meet the team, make sure they know each other and find a nice way to present interests, skills and get to know each other. Lead the team to find a name they like.
  • Make sure all team members can access SKA confluence and jira.
  • Make sure all team members have access to SKA video conferencing tools.
  • Create a team page on the SKA confluence portal describing who belongs to the team and his/her role. This page will serve as an entry point for team related information.
  • Use the Team Jira board to plan and report team activity happening in the development sprints.
  • Run sprints planning/retrospective/reviews cycles and daily stand-up meetings with the team, making sure the team follows an improvement process.
  • Work with the team in order to understand the SKA Definition of Done and development practices.
  • Setup and maintain a slack channel for the team according to the slack usage guidelines.
  • Setup and maintain a gitlab team including all team members under the SKA organization gitlab account.
  • Manage permissions on gitlab repositories the team is working on.
  • Maintain consistency between the team composition on the various tools and platforms, and make sure that team members are using those in an appropriate way.
  • Take part in the Scrum Of Scrums meeting, coordinating his/her activity with all the SMs participating in the development effort.

Product Owner

See https://www.scaledagileframework.com/product-owner/

Todo

  • Define specifics activities for SKA POs.