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

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Foreword

The first value in the Agile Manifesto is “individuals and interaction,” or collaboration. Yet there are precious few good resources on collaboration, how to set it up, how to manage, monitor, and improve it, and even more rarely, how to apply it to a software development environment.

Jean Tabaka, a trainer of professional facilitators, offers us a rare view into the workings of collaboration cultures, collaborative teams, self-organized teams, and collaborative leaders—what it means to be either of the first two and how to work with either of the latter. I am glad that someone as knowledgeable as Jean has had the energy and talent to capture how to build skills in these areas.

Jean shows the mechanics of running good meetings, ones ...

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