DOG™ Team

Disruptive self-Organized Group™

The DOG™ Goal

Just like a Scrum team, the DOG™ team is established to provide customer value. Empowered by the organization, this self-organizing team is comprised of the skills necessary to deliver product. It is small and efficient – kind of like a terrier, built on trust and honesty, embracing their own identity and camaraderie. Overall, the DOG™ team is part of the CaDoMi™ Ecosystem and works closely with both the CA&T™ and MICE™ teams to increase productivity.

Disruptive self-Organized Group™ (DOG™)

Our Characteristics

Empowered Authority

Disruptive

The DOG™ team is adaptive and versatile while challenging the status quo. Additionally, the team is comprised  of creative open-minded individuals. They are unbothered by fast-moving and variable processes resulting in new original ideas that lead to a “wow” factor. 

Self-Organized

The DOG™ team determines how they will work together to achieve their commitments. They are self-managing, create their own agreements, and track their progress. Most importantly, they decide on how to deliver product  increments.  

Cross- Functional

The DOG™ team is diverse and well-rounded. In fact, different individuals with varying areas of expertise come together to form the team. They learn from each other and gain new skills. “Together  Everyone Achieves More  (TEAM)” 

Committed

Like man’s best friend, the DOG™ team is devoted. As a group, they not only support one another but work as one to efficiently push out high quality increments.

How Our DOG™ Team Operates

What We Do

Elements of the DOG™ Team

DOG™ Team Members

This team works together to create product increments. Furthermore, they work in unison to keep each other on task and produce efficient, high-quality work. DOG™ teams have three main roles: the servant leader, the product owner, and the product developers. Essentially, the DOG™ team is a Scrum Team.

The servant leader organizes and keeps the team on track. They protect the team, ensure the framework is being used, facilitate team events, and resolve impediments. Overall, they do whatever it takes to keep the team focused on delivering product increments. Their objective is to maintain a high-performing team. 

The product owner is responsible for managing upstream customer-focused, and downstream delivery focused. Moreover, the product owner understands what the customer desires and markets opportunities so that the right product can be built at the right time. They collaborate with the product developers for prioritization and goal setting. The product owner determines the criteria for acceptance and ensures the criteria are met resulting in acceptance of the right product. Overall, the product owner is solely responsible for bringing the product to market providing value for the customer and the organization.

The product developers’ key functions are to plan, test, analyze, and implement. Using the backlog as guidance, the product developers create potentially releasable product increments. 

Let’s Let the DOGs Out!