Comments: Squeezing The Schedule

I imagine you could say you know your team quite well. :)

Posted by Andrew at April 22, 2004 01:57 PM

True, but the team doesn't seem to respect my authority as much as I'd like ;-)

Posted by Adrian at April 22, 2004 02:03 PM

In that case I'd suggest some kind of 'team building' exercise. Maybe a day out driving fast cars around a circuit or something? :)

Posted by Andrew at April 22, 2004 04:45 PM

Unfortunately the finance department claim that the entertainments budget for this year has already been spent.

Posted by Adrian at April 22, 2004 05:06 PM

I'd do the team building anyway! If we chip in the wine and beer budget from our own pockets, our staff will normally stump up the cost of their own dinner :-)

Oh and never never over plan! Planning is great because it helps you see the likely tasks and problems that you are going to face BUT pretending to yourself that you will stick to the minute detail is futile. Do you remember setting out your school exam revision timetable? ;-) Remember how it seemed to take longer than the revision itself? ;-)

We have been very influenced by the ideas in Extreme Programming and Rapid Application Development in which you try and prototype your project extremely quickly at the start. This gives you a much better idea of how the real project is going to go.

Posted by Jonathan Briggs at May 4, 2004 08:50 AM

I would be up for some level of team-building regardless, but as the team consists of just me at the moment... I've been guilty of a little too much "team building" recently :-)

Posted by Adrian at May 4, 2004 10:02 AM
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