Six plus or minus one

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…on a mission.

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To optimize team performance, team size is crucial.


Therefore:

Foster teams of six plus or minus one so they excel in communication saturation and collective team knowledge. Amplify with few roles.

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See:

  • Jeff Sutherland's
    • Small Teams
      • Adding people to a late project makes it later (Brooks' Law)
    • Borland story on Few Roles
      • Performance = Communication Saturation = Collective Team Knowledge
      • Daily meeting with few roles = high velocity

Facts about "Six plus or minus one"
AuthorMartien van Steenbergen +
Goalenjoy maximum communication bandwidth among people +
PearlFew roles +
SoFoster teams of six plus or minus one so they excel in communication saturation and collective team knowledge. +
ThemeAgile + and Scrum +
WishTo optimize team performance, team size is crucial. +