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Monday, June 12, 2006

People first

Distance attempts to measure how much is getting in the way of our team communications due to various factors.

The greater this ‘distance the more chance of miscommunications.

Gerold suggests 5 factors which contribute to Communications distance in software engineering teams :

  1. Geography
  2. Clarity of Focus
  3. Team Cohesion
  4. Team Experience
  5. Process Capability
From Ken Thompson writing at The BumbleBee comes this posting.
I find this is appropriate for the discussion this month on people over process.
How far away from the frontline is management?
Does management walk the frontline to meet with and reinforce the people there?
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