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OK, my company decided that we are Agile. Fine, I've been in agile shops before and it worked but this has a few oddities. OK, many oddities. My C# niche has always been leading edge technologies. I tend to write BIG C# AJAX base Intranet or data processing Windows Services. I could go on about the reasons my development fits the agile model poorly but I end up with two questions. In a large company (> 3000 developers), my previous (Db master) manager created a very small (< 10), very highly skilled team that provided a service to the to the rest of the company. (We never had layoffs, our team was too lean.) With the re-org, we lost critical skills and knowledge including our C++ guy, our Db cultural knowledge and LF who is a as red as I am blue, but I love her for her mad skills... that I can't describe but rely on. The team is no more than 8 people now. I'm a C# expert writing YAML and PowerShell scripts for AWS. Our Db guy does his thing and helps me. We have RPG specialists because we also consume data from iSeries machines. We are told that we all interchangeable and all should be able to do any of the tasks in the backlog as they come up in priority (or write user stories). This interchangeability of skills seems absurd but is "easily" fixed by "Knowledge Transfers". (Seriously? No one can even test my software without my technical help.) Knowledge transfer? I've spent years upping my C# skills from MS ecology to .Net Core, Open Source, git, AWS, etc. If needed though, I'm supposed to be able to do a Knowledge Transfer to any other team member so they can work on my ... their project. Same thing with them doing a Knowledge Transfer to get me up to speed with RPG, iSeries or the crazy SQL that T writes. So where did that idea of identical skills on the team come from? It seems like on surgery day, the anesthesiologist, vascular surgeon and the neurologist decide what role they want to do... maybe pull in a nurse to do the skull opening.

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