20 Jun '12, 10am

Jay Fields' Thoughts: Signs That Your Project Team Might Be Too Large

Amanda Laucher recently queried the twitterverse on the topic of team size. In my opinion, my last project team was "too large". This blog entry will focus on the things that happened that drove me to that conclusion. note: I was the only person on the team who believed it was too large. The rest of the team thought we 'might' be too large, and the cost of making a change was greater than the pain of remaining 'potentially' too large. Since I was the minority, it's safe to assume that my opinion is controversial at a minimum. In many ways my last project was a very, very well funded start-up. We started small, with 3 developers; however, as the scope of our problem grew so went the size of our team. When the team had reached 7 (5 developers in one office and 2 in another), I began to advocate for a team split. By the time we reached 10 total, I was positive that a split wa...

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