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Manage It! by Johanna Rothman

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Scheduling People to Multitask by Design

Maybe you’ve got some people who you need for your project but not full-time. Say you need a DBA or a GUI designer, or someone else who you need some of but not all of. Or, maybe you have several small projects that require some developers and testers, but none of those projects is really a full-time project. What do you do?

You can choose to have people multitask by design. For the people you need a little time from over the course of the project, assign them on a weekly basis to one project or another. Or, maybe your team members normally pair. You could assign one pair to two projects. Now you have people work in one-week iterations, starting an iteration on a Monday and ending it on a Friday. Yes, ...

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