Why We Do Not Recommend Trying To Break Products Into Small Independent Pieces For Small Teams

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Just today I heard two people give the same naive scaling advice: divide products into independent pieces for different teams to work on. This advice is so common that it’s become a cliché. It illustrates a widespread blind spot in the Agile coaching and training community.

Pre-dividing products would appear to make life easier for Scrum Teams. But in the big picture, it actually reduces the product development organization’s agility:

Instead we want teams working together toward a shared product vision and priorities.