Starting a Team

Nov 5th, 2002 by Tony in QSM3

Endless books and articles have been written about how to select the right employee for the job or the team, with principles, guidelines, and checklists galore. Many of these are quite helpful, but they do tend to give the fairy-tale impression that if you choose the right princess and the right frog, they will live happily ever after. Whatever else it does, this model makes managers over-anxious about selecting people for teams, and under-anxious about exercising their control function throughout the life of those teams.

— Jerry Weinberg, Quality Software Management Vol 3, Chapter 21

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