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Getting Results from Software Development Teams by Lawrence J. Peters and Lawrence Peters

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The Process of Team Building

Team building can take place in a number of ways. The two primary ones are:

  • Building a team from "scratch". Some consider this to be the ideal. After all, you will be putting together a group of your own choosing. However, this does have some drawbacks. One serious one is the fact that, to some extent, we all tend to select people who share our views on software development and have similar values. As a result, there is a danger that the entire team will have the same blind spots that you, the manager, have. For example, if you do not place a high value on code documentation, the code will tend to be largely undocumented. The problem stems from the fact that there is no dissenting opinion regarding downplaying or overemphasizing ...

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