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5/13/2011 10:11 PM
One of the reasons that projects are painful to manage is that regardless of our actions, we may not see others reciprocating in kind. Customers don't want to hear bad news, even if it is something that we can work out; team members leave at inopportune times and the risk mitigation plan we had (getting another person from the organization) fails us; even detailed requirements that are signed off become items for heated arguments.
I guess that one of the solutions is to build a cross-functional team that goes from project to project, like military or the Special Forces. You practice and work hard together for an extended period of time and then come to know each other so well that things become smooth enough. But the nature of the project organization, as it is today, does not allow for this bonding to take place.
Have you seen this type of project team?
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