Team Composition

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Team Composition

Objective
To (a) ensure a balanced Product Team composition that fosters close collaboration and enhances a diversity of skills; and (b) to promote Product Team coordination and understanding through thorough team organization.
Item nr. Item Name and Page Control Aim
2.1. Product Team Composition

Document and define a clear diversity of Product Team roles and expertises needed for the Product, inclusive of, amongst other things, engineers, data scientists, Product Managers, and user experience experts. Once established, recruit accordingly.

To (a) assemble a robust team for Product and/or Model design, development and deployment; and (b) highlight associated risks that might occur in the Product Lifecycle.

2.2. Product Team Roles

Document and allocate clear Product Team roles and expectations for Product Team members, including expectations for, and the structure of, intra-Product Team collaboration and overlapping responsibilities.

To (a) ensure that Product Team roles are clearly defined; and (b) highlight associated risks that might occur in the Product Lifecycle.

2.3. Product Team Strengths and Skills Analysis

Document and assess the range of Product Team member skills and interests. Attempt to match member skills and interests to appropriate Product Team Roles as much as is practically possible.

To (a) ensure Product Team skill alignment and continued interest; and (b) highlight associated risks that might occur in the Product Lifecycle.

2.4. Product Management

Document and allocate a clear Product Management role and duties to Product Managers, inclusive of ensuring that Product Managers have suitable Product oversight, a clear understanding of Product Team dynamics, and a contextual understanding of the Product and its operationalisation. Please see Section 3 - Internal Organisation Management & Oversight of the Organisation Best Practices Guideline for further context.

To (a) ensure that Product Manager roles are clearly defined; and (b) highlight associated risks that might occur in the Product Lifecycle.