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Collaboration Explained: Facilitation Skills for Software Project Leaders by Jean Tabaka

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Chapter 21. Collaboration Practices for Small Teams

Peering into the breadth and detail of practices captured in Section II, you may question the validity of this guidance when engaged in small team collaboration: two, three, or four people coming together to make decisions about their work in the project. The formality or ceremony of the techniques may ebb and flow, but shifting your perspective from the weight of the prescription to the discipline of the approach can reveal useful techniques worth absorbing.

Planning for Two

Pregnant women talk about “eating for two” when they seek to satisfy cravings and vitamin intake. When you want to act collaboratively in one-on-one, face-to-face communication, you can think about “planning for two.” ...

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