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

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Section III Extending Collaboration

Section II, “Applying Collaboration,” offered a cookbook of practices for the meetings that buoy software teams as they navigate the many decision points in a project. This collaboration guidance purposefully targeted leaders of co-located medium to large teams on a path through divergence to convergence based on creating a context for building sustainable decisions. Still, collaborative techniques need to benefit us in other project contexts as well: the very nascence of a team with a small group of visionaries, one-on-one team discussions, and larger, distributed teams.

Extending collaboration involves expanding both the contexts (when, where, and for whom) for collaboration as well as the practices (what ...

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