Assigning more programmers to a project running behind schedule will make it even later, due to the time required for the new programmers to learn about the project, as well as the increased communication overhead. - Fred Brooks
(1988) Gersick found that there are natural transition points during the life of teams in which the group is receptive to change and that such a moment naturally occurs at the scheduled midpoint of a project
By imposing a series of deadlines, with milestones, it is possible to create multiple transition points for natural group development
Figure 11.2 The Punctuated Equilibrium Model of Group Development ( Gray & Larson, 2006 , p346)
There is a belief that IT people differ from population in a tendency to not be extroverted or sensing.
extrovert introvert sensation intuition thinking feeling judgement perception e s t j i n f p n i
The Max Wideman MTBI article “ Do we have enough of the right kind of people?”
R. Max Wideman, (1998) Project Teamwork, Personality Profiles and the Population at Large: Do we have enough of the right kind of people? FPMI, AEW Services, Vancouver, BC, Canada. http://www.maxwideman.com/papers/profiles/profiles.pdf
What is your suitability to Project Work? * Wideman, R. Max. “Project Teamwork, Personality Profiles and the Population at Large: Do we have enough of the right kind of people?” (http://www.maxwideman.com/papers/profiles/profiles.pdf ).
Psychologists and management theorists have devoted much research and thought to the field of managing people at work. Important areas related to project management include (1)Motivation, (2)Influence and power, and (3) Effectiveness