Tagged: team

Taking Over a Project

In this blog post, Tomek Kaczanowski share a checklist of things to do when you take over a software project as a technical team lead. The list contains more than 60 items that could be also valuable project managers when you start a new project.

Common Teamwork Misperceptions

Mistaken beliefs about teamwork that can sidetrack productive collaboration. This blog post from J. Richard Hackman presents six common teamwork misperceptions.

Teamwork and Collaboration

In this video, Cisco CEO John Chambers explains how abandoning command-and-control leadership has enabled the company to innovate more quickly, using collaboration and teamwork.

The Importance of a Project Team Size

In this article, Johanna Rothman explains why the size of a project team matters. Teams larger than 9 seems to have problems to communicate and teams smaller than 3 could lack the creative power to solve issues.

Build a Tower, Build a Team

This video  presents some surprisingly deep research resulting from a simple team-building exercise that involves dry spaghetti, one yard of tape and a marshmallow. Who can build the tallest tower with these ingredients? And why does a surprising group always beat the average?

Peer-to-Peer Feedback

Managing conversations about friction between team members is the topic discussed by Esther Derby in this blog post.