There's a lot research on team sizes and communication in social groups, but is there any research on how to grow and build multiple teams working on one large product?
Assuming that the "perfect" team size is 5+-2, how do you choose to break a team that just reached 9 or 10 people into two teams? That is, what would the second team's responsibilities be, how would communication stay fluid?
I guess I didn't word that very well at all...
So! I don't have a framework or structure at this point in time. What I was trying to say is that there is a lot of deep research into team size (http://www.noop.nl/2009/04/the-optimal-team-size-is-five.html).
But what I'm curious is about how much research is there on business size. That being, the number of teams and communicating between them. The next step after setting team sizes if you will.
Examples of team size and social connections that I'm talking about are... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metcalfe%27s_law http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dunbar's_number http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Tipping_Point