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Letters to a Young Manager

A Jelled Team, #415

Please note that this letter is in-process; the following are my notes

Dear Sophie,
See Demarco and Lister's chapter on team jell (not gel).

"A jelled team is a group of people so strongly knit that the whole is greater than the sum of the parts. The production of such a team is greater than that of the same people working in unjelled form." [1] (see ch. 19, "The Whole is Greater than the Sum of the Parts")
Sincerely yours,

[1] Tom DeMarco & Timothy Lister, "Peopleware," 1987, pp. 123


A jelled team is your most valuable project asset

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See "Throw in a steak," Story #573.

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