How to Develop Star Teams

Now that we have described the different variations of team capability and reviewed what is required for team success, we can turn to implementation guidelines. These guidelines describe the ideal. If followed, a star team is the likely result. However, situations and constraints may preclude following all the guidelines. Do as much as you can. Even if a star team doesn’t result, the effort is worth it. If an effective team can be developed, you are still a winner.

Staffing the Team

Team members should be selected on the basis of technical competence and the ability to work as a team player. Careful selection of team members is important but often overlooked. Here are some suggestions:

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