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There are many traits of a team that can be fostered or part of their make-up.  The speed of completing tasks accurately is one such trait.  A team can focus on creating velocity by defining a proper level of risk and assessing the cost of mistakes.

The Weakest Link

We look at some analogies to build a case for pushing your entire team to accept some level of risk.  This can be instrumental in avoiding analysis paralysis and generally getting decisions made sooner.  Thus, we see that creating velocity is a direct result of shortening the decision process.

Individual team members can contribute to creating velocity.  However, there is a lot of the team dynamics and the general environment that are even more significant contributors.  You can foster speed in team members that are not naturally wired that way or squash the natural leanings of aggressive members.  These sort of steps can pay off with any team and help you find success in a broad range of situations.

This series comes from our mentoring/mastermind classes.  These classes are virtual meetings that focus on how to improve our technical skills and build our businesses.  The goals of each member vary.  However, this diversity makes for great discussions and a ton of educational value every time we meet.  We hope you enjoy viewing this series as much as we enjoy creating it.  As always, this may not be all new to you, but we hope it helps you be a better developer.  Drop us a line to find out when the next one is so you can join our group.

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Rob Broadhead

Rob is a founder of, and frequent contributor to, Develpreneur. This includes the Building Better Developers podcast. He is also a longtime student of technology as a developer, designer, and manager of software solutions. Rob is a founder and principle of RB Consulting and has managed to author a book about his family experiences.In his free time, he stays busy raising five children (although a few have grown into adults). When he has a chance to breathe, he is on the ice playing hockey to relax.

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