People of Debate the Best Project Team Size
What is the best project team size to get optimal performance? Some research and a lot of hands-on experience suggests that sometimes smaller is better and that Mini-Projects can be an invaluable approach to accelerate project performance.
Ten or Less is Better
By smaller, we mean projects teams of ten or less.
Mini Projects Provide Speed and Insight
Project post mortems should be an integral part of any project – regardless of size. The project review process always provides valuable information. Usually you learn what you could have done better and you can apply the lessons learned on the next project.
Because of this, more companies are taking advantage of “mini-projects” to spur innovation, experimentation and speed.
What You Should Expect to Learn
What can you learn from a mini-project or a pilot test project? You could learn:
A Smart Way to Test Project and Concept Viability
Pros and Cons Regarding Project Team Size
What is the best project team size for you and your specific objectives?
The Pros of Small Project Team Size
The Cons of Small Project Team Size
The Bottom Line on Project Team Size
Perhaps the greatest “plus” is flexibility. With a small group, you can adjust course as needed with little delay or upset. If you have selected the team members for their expertise, their compatibility, their work ethic and their practice of communicating openly, you will have a team that thrives.
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