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Process Psychology

The Magical Number Of Misunderstandings

I am seeing the magical number seven, plus or minus two, being misapplied to team sizes with increasing regularity. The frequent use of George Miller’s famous paper is often accompanied by a common misunderstanding. Lots of people are saying; “Your team should be between 5 and 9 people”, or “Teams should contain 7 people, plus […]

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Psychology

World No Resources Day

Today (1st May) is World No Resources Day, a day intended to promote humanity in the workplace. On the official World No Resources Day website, the message is simple: “…please be careful not to use the word “resource” at work when referring to people. If you catch someone else doing this, please call them out.” […]

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Process

What are Self-Organising Teams?

If you have a background in a “traditional” software development methodology, such as Waterfall, you probably won’t have come across the concept of self-organising teams. I know development managers and project managers who baulk at the very phrase, but actually it makes a lot of sense when you think of it in different terms. The […]