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Rapid Development: Taming Wild Software Schedules by Steve McConnell

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Teamwork's Importance to Rapid Development

Small projects can get away with not addressing teamwork issues, but they will benefit from addressing them. Large projects are group efforts, and characteristics of the groups play an important role in those projects' success.

CROSS-REFERENCE

For general reasons that a peopleware focus is key to success on a rapid-development project, see People in Four Dimensions of Development Speed.

Variations in Team Productivity

Researchers have found differences in individual productivity on the order of 10 to 1. Researchers have also identified dramatic differences in the productivity levels of entire teams. After analyzing 69 projects at TRW and other companies, Barry Boehm concluded that the best teams were at least ...

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