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Quality Software Project Management by Linda I. Safer, Donald F. Shafer, Robert T. Futrell

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Chapter 6. Selecting a Project Team

The selection of a project team occurs early in the life cycle of a software development project. The selection of team members, the stages of team building that occur, and the way in which the team morphs all support and affect the remainder of the activities in the life cycle. The information presented in this chapter forms the background needed to fully understand how individual personalities affect the ability of a team to create positive synergy.

Many project teams exhibit behavioral characteristics of a single personality. Some are productive, some are seemingly dysfunctional, and others exhibit wide mood swings. The manifestation of a team's character is based on the dynamics of the team members—the emergent ...

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