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Catastrophe Disentanglement: Getting Software Projects Back on Track by E. M. Bennatan

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Step 4—Evaluate the Team

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How important are development teams to the success of a software project? Does team structure really matter? To a varying degree, most of us believe it does. DeMarco and Lister [1] showed almost two decades ago that most issues that arise in technology projects are people issues, not technical ones, and successful projects consistently give significant weight to the human factor.

But it seems that many development organizations do not know that. Recent research has shown that a large percentage of software development organizations do not perceive their teams to be their most important asset for the success of their ...

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