Here is an infographic on “what is a team?”. I created it to help explain the concept in an upcoming workshop. Now I think it will be part of my basic Agile training.

Team Characteristics

  1. Shared Purpose or Goal
  2. Team Boundary – who is part of team and who is not.
  3. Shared responsibility to achieve the goal
  4. Shared work and shared results
  5. Maybe 5 or maximum 8 people on the team.
Please note, I am not talking about the definition of a “high-performance team”. This would need to include things like: safety, trust, diversity, collaboration skills, kindness, etc.


This was inspired by the discussion of a team at Value, Quality, Flow. They drawn on lot’s of influences, so hard to list them all here.