14. Protecting the Team

As team leader, you are part of the management team but you are also part of the development team. You are responsible to management for the team’s performance and you are responsible to the development team for explaining what management does. This chapter discusses this dichotomy, some of the issues you will likely face, and suggestions on how to handle them. Every organization and every team is different, and you must consider these differences in deciding how to handle each situation. However, based on experience with many TSP teams, there are some issues that you will almost certainly face and that you should be prepared to handle. While there is no magic formula for handling any of these issues, this chapter describes ...

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