Definition of Team Swarm
A method of working where a Team works on just a few things at a time. Each Story is finished as quickly as possible by having many people work on it together, rather than having a series of handoffs. The ultimate is Single Item Flow, where the Team works on one Story at a time, and finishes it completely before moving on to the next one.
The Daily Scrum is largely concerned with the Team’s self-organization in order to maintain an effective Team Swarm, and it is the ScrumMaster’s responsibility to facilitate, orchestrate, and organize the Swarm.
Having multiple TeamLets each doing Single Item Flow is a fine idea, and is basically what the Team Swarm concept is trying to achieve.
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