SoftwareProjectLeadership

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Building and Leading Software roject Teams Project Teams resented by Lisa Jamba Presented by Lisa Jamba July 14, 2008
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bjectives Objectives entifying work cultures z Identifying work cultures z Building a strong, collaborative team z Understanding team members z Becoming an effective collaboration leader z Identifying your leadership styles
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ultures of Working* Cultures of Working z Command-and-Control— A leader is in charge and makes decisions for the team to ensure tight authority and responsibility. ompetence he team or project relies on z Competence— The team or project relies on the expert capabilities of the few to bring about success for the whole. z Collaboration— Decisions are consensus- driven, and the team works in partnership toward success. z Cultivating— Establishing personal and professional improvement for each team ember is paramount member is paramount. *From Schneider The Reengineering Alternative: A Plan for Making Your Current Culture Work
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ommand- nd- ontrol Command and Control z Rely on the ability of the leader to take control, establish a firm grasp on the problem domain, derive a solution through her individual expertise and knowledge, and then direct the team in delivering that solution z Plan-driven software development Project manager (PM) defines the project plan, phases, sks and deliverables tasks, and deliverables Success rests on the shoulders of the manager Strength: highly repeatable Weakness: shreds morale and dilutes motivation creative am members team members
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ompetence Competence z Thrive in a world that values the "best and brightest." z Bet their success on their ability to attract and retain those people considered to be the top in their field rize and reward individual contributions over team z Prize and reward individual contributions over team accomplishments. trength high achievement Strength : high achievement Weakness : risky (people leave), hard to handle large increases in team size
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ultivating Cultivating z Encouraging the growth of the employees z Motivating individual accomplishment and expression z Promote experimentation, introspection, and personal terests interests z Research-oriented software projects trength Can lead to breakthroughs in emerging Strength : Can lead to breakthroughs in emerging technologies Weakness (to some): Loose deadlines
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ollaboration Collaboration Collaboration : “usefully share ideas, information, decisions, and solutions among the stakeholders and members of a project” (Tabaka) z Emphasis on how individuals share information, process it, and converge on the best thinking z Decisions are either team-driven or manager-driven with team consultation z “Artful making”*, success is a result of emergence over planning Strength : Full-team participation, absorb change eakness Hard to handle increases in team size Weakness : Hard to handle increases in team size * R. Austin and L. Devin, Artful Making
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alues in the Agile Alliance’s Manifesto Values in the Agile Alliance s Manifesto z
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