Skip to content

Optimal Size of a Scrum Team

A typical scrum team needs to have the necessary skills to carry out tasks efficiently while taking care of product quality and productivity. Whether you are working in a small startup or a large c...


A typical scrum team needs to have the necessary skills to carry out tasks efficiently while taking care of product quality and productivity. Whether you are working in a small startup or a large company, you are more likely to come to a point when you have too many members in one team.

That's why identifying this issue early on can save you a lot of trouble. Otherwise, you might end up with an inefficient team, which is the worst-case scenario. According to Jeff Bezos, the world richest man and the owner of Amazon, you should apply the "TWO PIZZAS RULE", meaning you should be able to feed your scrum team with two pizzas.

However, different organizations and companies require teams of various sizes. Therefore, in this article, we will be addressing the recommended size of the scrum team and see how your company fits into this math.

RESPONSIBILITIES IN AGILE TEAMS

By design, agile teams are responsive and flexible. Scrum teams should be result-driven, lean, and small. Some experts say ...