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Growing Software by Louis Testa

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Assembling the Project Team

If your company is working on one large project, assembling your team is not a project issue, but a general staffing issue. Follow good hiring practices and build the best team you can (as described in Chapter 4). Many small companies work on multiple projects that draw from a common team of engineers. In this environment, choosing the right team for each project is critical to each project's success.

Many managers choose team members by focusing on each developer's availability at the time the project needs to start. However, availability shouldn't be your sole criteria: Consider the candidate's interest and enthusiasm for the effort; the project's priority within the company's workload; the candidate's familiarity ...

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