13.1 Team-Structure Considerations
13.2 Team Models
13.3 Managers and Technical Leads
Teamwork: Chapter 12
EVEN WHEN YOU HAVE SKILLED, MOTIVATED, hard-working people, the wrong team structure can undercut their efforts instead of catapulting them to success. A poor team structure can increase development time, reduce quality, damage morale, increase turnover, and ultimately lead to project cancellation. Currently, about one-third of all team projects are organized in ineffective ways (Jones 1994).
This chapter describes the primary considerations in organizing a rapid-development team and lays out several ...