This post was previously on the Pathfinder Software site. Pathfinder Software changed its name to Orthogonal in 2016. Read more.
Quick! Think back to your most fond projects. Were they the most challenging or the most profitable? Maybe, but I bet you had a great team. I’m convinced that the most rewarding and successful projects share a common attribute, an outstanding team.
What makes a good team?
Is it a collection of rock stars that work 90 hours a week? Nope. Instead, it’s people that work well together with copious amounts of respect and willingness to help other team members even if they don’t have the same role (developer helping BA, BA helping tester, etc). Good team members are: