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Software Teamwork: Taking Ownership for Success by Jim Brosseau

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Chapter Ten. Playing Well Together

As we interact with others, we often face difficult situations along with the positive ones. Whereas many of these situations result from accidental misunderstandings, others stem from learned behaviors where individuals make choices that optimize their own interests over and above those of the group.

In this chapter, we explore some of the darker sides of relationships and look at ways to change our behaviors and attitudes to make the game more constructive.

Technical Ransom

We’ve all experienced projects where we rely on an individual to drag the team through to completion. It is tough to avoid on many projects. There may be a visionary with deep insight into innovative architecture or design to really differentiate ...

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