When there is a situation that 2 small teams merge to form a bigger one, in the start there will be within the team two different sets of domain experts.
This situation has the advantage that specific topics can be resolved very fast when handled by a person from the corresponding expert subset. The disadvantage is having bus factor in the team.
So is the most beneficial setup to have a balanced knowledge in the team i.e., people knowing enough about a topic without being experts, and what would be a good way to migrate to such a situation? Would it be people picking up tickets from the other domain with the explicit understanding that the velocity will be lower for a while till the team catches up?
Are there any other alternatives?