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Software Teamwork: Taking Ownership for Success by Jim Brosseau

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Chapter Eleven. Alignment

For a team to be effective, we have to start by arranging all team members in such a manner that they are in their appropriate places and know where we are headed. We have to bring the team into alignment.

In this chapter, we explore the different dimensions of alignment, the reasons for maintaining a focus on this alignment throughout our efforts, and how team size affects our approaches.

Unifying a Great Team

In organizations of any size, the unifying presence of a consistent vision of where the team is headed is great for keeping the team pointed in the right direction. The challenges then lie in sustaining that vision and retaining a team that sees it through to completion.

Sometimes, however, a broad team of talented ...

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