24Integrated Development Teams

Teaming concepts can be used to launch and run very big development programs. Examples include a large project to design and build a computer operating system and a multilaboratory effort to develop a line of computer products. More broadly, multicompany teaming methods could be used to manage the development of entire weapon’s systems such as an army battle tank or a military aircraft. There are many kinds of large-scale development programs, and there can be just as many kinds of large-scale development teams.

While there is no standard way to define a process for such a program-wide team, the first step is to determine the precise needs of the specific development program, and then customize an overall program ...

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