In The Deadline, Tom DeMarco tells stories to pass on wisdom, like this one:
Four essentials of good management:
· Get the right people.
· Match them to the right jobs.
· Keep them motivated
· Help their teams to jell and stay jelled
(All the rest is Administrivia)
(for Dutch readers: to jell = vorm geven, vorm krijgen)
Excerpts from The Deadline can be found on the weblog of Wayne Allen
The preface and chapter one and an interview with Tom DeMarco are on-line at www.systemssguild.com/Site/TDM/Deadline.pdf. Take a look.