Software Teamwork

Jim Brosseau’s first book has been released from Addison Wesley Professional. This book distills Jim’s experience with a wide range of teams over the years, both as an employee and as a consultant.

This book examines the challenges and barriers we face with typical approaches when attempting to build effective teams. Each of us can take responsibility for personal and team success and the book describes a meaningful progression of steps to achieve this goal.

In doing so, Software Teamwork helps you look beyond the traditional team building approaches to explore personal motives, attitudes, skills and interpersonal relationships – all fair game as potential opportunities for improvement.

Order today from Amazon.ca or Amazon.com, or the print or eBook versions directly from Pearson Education.

“If your desire is to effect change or have more influence on a software team, you could either stumble around in the dark for a few years, experimenting with different techniques, or you could buy, read, and apply the techniques in this book. This choice, of course, is up to you.” —  Matt Heusser

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There are also 3 Podcasts available where the book is discussed. You can access them by subscribing to the OnSoftware (audio)podcasts on iTunes, download the MP3 files from InformIT’s website.

“This book is a must for those of us who are committed to getting the job done, the project delivered and the benefits realized in this lifetime. For the truth is that many Projects (Software and otherwise) simply fail to achieve the original promise. Understanding the key factors and behaviors which underpin success is not a trivial matter – but Jim’s presentation is readable and entertaining. So now there is no excuse…” — Michael McCulloch, Director, Michael McCulloch and Associates LLP

Please contact us for information regarding this book, or visit the Software Teamwork Training page for a description of the team-building course based on the principles in this book.

Errata

If you have purchased the Adobe Reader version of the book, pages 2 and 3 of the 4-page navigation guide (on the inside covers of the physical book) are missing. Please contact us for softcopies of these two pages.

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    Jim was the head instructor for the Certificate Program in Project Management at Sauder School of Business, UBC. I had the privilege of benefitting from his vast experience and great patience as he guided us to the successful completion of this challenging program. Jim was able to de-mystify the sober and precise task of project management creating a fun learning environment based on constructive collaboration and interaction.

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