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Rapid Development: Taming Wild Software Schedules by Steve McConnell

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Chapter 13. Team Structure

Contents

13.1 Team-Structure Considerations

13.2 Team Models

13.3 Managers and Technical Leads

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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).

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This chapter describes the primary considerations in organizing a rapid-development team and lays out several ...

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