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How to set up a great team?

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Frequently, before you get or win a project in IT industry you do not have a team yet. So what to do, where to find those guys you need, developers, designers, scrum masters etc? Ok, you put an ad somewhere, tweet about it, facebook it, talk on LinkedIn and get a massive response. Seems like a win, but? Challenge, which ones to pick, whose the best Fit? You might go for your old university friends or guys you know from Open Source Communities, but are they the ones you need?

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How to set up a great team?

  1. 1. How to set up a great team? Janis Janovskis Passive Management Ltd Kosovo, October 25th, 2014
  2. 2. Janis Janovskis @passivus Tech Entrepreneur English, Russian, Latvian PHP, Javascript, Python > 100 Frameworks Runer, chef, photographer
  3. 3. Faleminderit Kosovo
  4. 4. “The most important qualification of a soldier is fortitude under fatigue and privation. Courage is only second; hardship, poverty and want are the best school for a soldier..” –Napoleon Bonaparte
  5. 5. Do I need? A genius The best Ordinary
  6. 6. How big?
  7. 7. History?
  8. 8. IT - programming?
  9. 9. Governance?
  10. 10. Herb Brooks Coach of “Miracle on Ice” hockey team Lake-placid US Winter olympics 1980
  11. 11. “You’re only good as your values”
  12. 12. “My recruiting key -- I looked for PEOPLE first, athletes second. I wanted people with a sound value system as you cannot buy values. You're only as good as your values. I learned early on that you do not put greatness into people... but somehow try to pull it out.” –Herb Brooks
  13. 13. The Team • You need people you need • Formed team early • Perfection - “I won’t be your friend” • Knew His staff - players • Conceptual mistakes • Creativity • Led by example • No star players - team chemistry • Winning mentality
  14. 14. Ivan Hlinka Head Coach of Czech ice hockey team 1998 Nagano Olympics
  15. 15. The Team • Each man has it’s role! • Led by example • Gathered bunch of people • No star heroes! • Influential language • Honesty • Trust
  16. 16. B2B
  17. 17. www.facebook.com/thebookshelfapp @thebookshelfApp
  18. 18. O&A
  19. 19. Faleminderit @PASSIVUS passivemanagement.net/blog/janis

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