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#  Monday, 11 October 2004

The last week was slow with regards to book reading, too many things got in the way (including good weather for race cycling, which is rare in October here - I already have winter tires on my car...). Peopleware by Tom DeMarco and Timothy Lister nonetheless was a highly interesting read; you get prescriptive advice, which can be start for you on a project or even a higher level.

They are also talking about a topic close to my heart: teamicide - I have seen that way too many times myself. They present a list of sure-fire "techniques" to inhibit formation of teams and disrupt project sociology:

  • Defensive management
  • Bureaucracy
  • Physical separation
  • Fragmentation of people's time
  • Quality reduction of the product
  • Phony deadlines
  • Clique control
  • Those damn posters and plaques
  • Overtime: the unanticipated side effect

Agreed, 100%. Experienced, 100%.

Categories: Books | Project Management
Monday, 11 October 2004 08:31:23 (W. Europe Daylight Time, UTC+02:00)  #    Comments [0]

 



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