Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Teamwork and Software Development

Robert Lutz discusses the disadvantages of teamwork in his book "Guts."

While he acknowledges that good teams are a wonderful asset to a company, he warns us about the disadvantages of teamwork -

  • Teams tend to play it safe.
  • Teams discourage some of the creative ideas that have the potential to lead to breakthroughs.
  • Teams don't launch products that turn a company or an industry around.
  • Teams often spend too much time on non-productive work, and too little time on real work.

Small independent software vendors (micro-iSVs) shouldn't avoid working in teams. But don't think that teams are the solution to all of your software development problems.

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