Cross-functional teams: changing the manager’s mindset

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A lot of software development companies have the structure based on discipline – you can come across development department (which can be divided by discipline too: mobile, front-end development, etc), design, QA, etc. Sometimes some mixed disciplines teams are formed for the project, but they depend a lot on the departments and members of these teams are not full time involved into the teams and report to their “manager” – head of department, for making their own tasks. So you can see something like “Ok, project failed, but the QA department work was wonderful!” Who cares, if the project failed?

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