(Picture from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_McCarthy_(author) )
A few years ago, I came across the "23 1/2" rules of software development from Jim McCarthy. I found the rules to be full of wisdom and started to use them. I recently came across a later list of 54 rules.
I enrolled in a mailing list related to the rules, and heard about a TeamWork BootCamp that Jim and Michele McCarthy ran. The purpose of the camp is to create a team that ships great products starting from a group of individuals; in a relatively short time. The full in-person boot-camp is ~ 5 days.
If you want to create a great product (or service), I highly recommend the BootCamp.
The theoretical basis for the program is described in their book – Software For Your Head.
McCarthy TeamWork BootCamp main site is http://www.mccarthyshow.com/
Tom DeMarco wrote a review of the BootCamp, and here are some other useful references:
- Blog on Boot Camp by Adam Feurer
- Core Protocols google site
- Core Protocols for Shared Vision site
- Blog on Team Tips by Paul Reeves
- An approach to build great (agile) teams by Hannes Horn
- Emotional Intelligence — the secret ingredient behind high performing teams by KD Singh Arneja
- Better meetings with the Core Protocols by Peter Antman
- Richard Kasperowki’s site has lots of resources, including: