This is the last post in the blog series about team patterns and it is all about self-managed product teams.
At first sight a product team is very similar to a matrix team. You organize a team around a product area and take all the different roles needed to build the product and put them inside this team.
A matrix team is a temporary product (or project) team, which is made up of specialists from different functional areas. The idea with the cross-functional nature of the team is to increase collaboration between different functions to create better products and faster releases.