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Software Endgames: Eliminating Defects, Controlling Change, and the Countdown to On-Time Delivery by Robert Galen

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Chapter Thirteen. Management Dynamics

In this chapter, I focus on management and team dynamics. I firmly believe that people are your most significant resource in the endgame—it’s all about people and the occasional bug. Many of the techniques in this chapter are designed to align, motivate, and energize your team while providing visibility into its activity during the endgame.

This chapter deals with the following topics:

• the importance of clearly defining the roles and responsibilities of your team leaders

• some approaches to mining for solid team leaders and why it’s crucial that you enlist or sign-up your leaders for the challenges ahead

• the tone that an endgame achieves: Call it an attitude, feeling, or energy level that the team exudes. ...

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