For those of you that aren’t aware of them, 37 Signals are a group of developers and designers who just happen to be ranked alongside Google, Microsoft, Amazon and Yahoo (an others) when it comes to the big movers and shakers on the web today. But they don’t have quite the same business setup as those huge corporations. They may be international, but there’s only six of them.
Little wonder, then, that they recommend the streamlined approach. And I for one agree with them, in fact I’d go so far as to say that for most projects a budget of £0 and a team of 1 can get the very best results. Of course, for other projects, having a team of three or four can be a real advantage. But any more than that and you get into real trouble. For one thing you can’t all fit around a table in Starbucks.