Having a star programmer in a team can be a life saver. But is it always? Matteo explains the story of a team that had a star programmer, someone that had been involved in the product development since the start, and how that led to the team’s self-destruction.
About Matteo Vaccari
Matteo is a fan of extreme programming. Through his work and experience he has become interested in how teams can deliver quality software, at reasonable cost. He thinks the two things are connected :) Matteo worked first as a developer, then as agile coach and currently he is a developer/consultant in ThoughtWorks.
You can also follow Matteo’s latest projects, including his unfinished book on TDD on his site: http://matteo.vaccari.name/