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

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Section IIApplying Collaboration

The collaboration toolkit presented in this section provides a set of fundamental techniques and practices for building highly participatory team interactions in meetings of all sizes and shapes, with a variety of purposes and any number of outcomes. I have relied on these collaboration guidelines in my work as a project manager, as a consultant, and as a facilitator for all sizes of teams. In small team contexts, I learned that once I became adept at applying a strict set of rules around collaboration, I was able to relax the amount of planning and formality and rely instead on my instincts. I expect the same will be true for you.

As you read through the chapters in this section, you’ll see a high order of discipline ...

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