General principles when thinking about roles
Derived from my old blog back in 2013.
“What is the right thing to do?” NOT “Is this part of my job?”
Reference: John Shook on responsibility-focus versus authority-focus; see Managing to Learn.
“If we fail, then I fail”
Less people (via combined roles) means less communication overhead
Reference: Steve McConnell on team size and communication paths
Prefer T-shaped people
References: Why T-shaped people?. A T-shaped person is capable in many… | by Jason Yip | Medium
Adjust the roles to fit the people NOT adjust the people to fit the roles