Our gardener’s analogy has reached the point where the seed has been sown and is now pushing its way up through the earth. This chapter is therefore dedicated to making the plant grow strong and healthy.
Many teams find this a critical and turbulent period. If good progress is made a strong and productive team will develop, but if this is not the case the entire project runs the risk of collapse. Pay attention to this word of warning because more projects fail due to social problems than to technical ones.
This chapter is aimed at defining several skills that can assist you and your team through this critical phase. Some of these skills should be adapted and applied wherever possible while others are only for use in specific situations like, for example, when the team finds itself in crisis.
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