President, Innovative Solutions Consulting
Abhay Padgaonkar is an award-winning management consultant and the presi…
It's not complicated: bigger is better … if you are a cell phone company. But for a project team, the opposite is true. Why? Because the larger the development team, the more the number of interactions. In fact, the possible interactions don't just grow linearly — they explode exponentially. For a project team of 20 people, the number of possible interactions of groups of two or more can be more than 1 million!
Of course, these are theoretically possible interactions, but anyone who has worked on a project with a large number of participants knows too well how chaotic, unmanageable, and frustrating the process can be. Add to that team members copying their boss