Peopleware : Productive Projects and Teams Quotes.

1. "The purpose of a team is not goal attainment but goal alignment."
- Tom DeMarco, Peopleware : Productive Projects and Teams

2. "Learning is limited by an organization’s ability to keep its people."
- Tom DeMarco, Peopleware : Productive Projects and Teams

3. "Visual supervision is a joke for development workers. Visual supervision is for prisoners."
- Tom DeMarco, Peopleware : Productive Projects and Teams

4. "The manager’s function is not to make people work, but to make it possible for people to work."
- Tom DeMarco, Peopleware : Productive Projects and Teams

5. "The most obvious defensive management ploys are prescriptive Methodologies (My people are too dumb to build systems without them ) and technical interference by the manager. Both are doomed to fail in the long run."
- Tom DeMarco, Peopleware : Productive Projects and Teams

6. "People who feel untrusted have little inclination to bond together into a cooperative team."
- Tom DeMarco, Peopleware : Productive Projects and Teams

7. "in the best organizations, the short term is not the only thing that matters. What matters more is being best. And that’s a long-term concept."
- Tom DeMarco, Peopleware : Productive Projects and Teams

8. "On the best teams, different individuals provide occasional leadership, taking charge in areas where they have particular strengths. No one is the permanent leader, because that person would then cease to be a peer and the team interaction would begin to break down."
- Tom DeMarco, Peopleware : Productive Projects and Teams

9. "we don’t work overtime so much to get the work done on time as to shield ourselves from blame when the work inevitably doesn’t get done on time."
- Tom DeMarco, Peopleware : Productive Projects and Teams

10. "Productivity has to be defined as benefit divided by cost. The benefit is observed dollar savings and revenue from the work performed, and cost is the total cost, including replacement of any workers used up by the effort."
- Tom DeMarco, Peopleware : Productive Projects and Teams

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