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Software Teamwork: Taking Ownership for Success by Jim Brosseau

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Chapter Twenty-Five. Constant Vigilance

A good start on a project is insufficient for success. We need to be constantly vigilant that we are still moving in the right direction, because any small change can put us on a path that takes us far from our intended goals.

In this chapter, we discuss the challenges of keeping a project on track and the perils of wandering from our intended course. Finally, we recognize that the primary reason for any success we achieve is the team itself.

Blinkers

As thoroughbreds race toward the finish line, they are single-mindedly focused on that end, showing little concern for the pack around them.

Look closely and you will find that most of them achieve this focus with a set of blinkers: half-cups built in to their ...

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