Managing High-Performance Teams

Earlier in this chapter, in the section More Recent Results, I identified the kinds of environments that stimulate and nurture high-performance software development teams. Although these environments are effective, a fair question to ask is, "How can we achieve such environments?" Some guidelines that answer this question are available, and they provide a step-by-step means of addressing this issue (Thamhain, 2008). These guidelines are listed here in time-ordered sequence—that is, you should follow these steps in this order. Some of these guidelines might sound familiar and have been mentioned in various places throughout this book. I’ve listed them here as a convenient reference to assist you in driving high-performance ...

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