A while ago I stumbled over this article. It talks about how teams working on important projects tend to revert to less effective ways of communicating and executing their work. Ithink it makes sense. Among amateurs I think it is quite common to fail a task under pressure that they would have no problem completing otherwise. Everybody knows how easy it is to get all answers right watching Jeopardy, but the people actually participating make all kinds of stupid mistakes. And in my work I've seen projects where the most important pieces have been late while less important pieces are completed ahead of schedule. I've also seen small teams doing proof of concepts that exceeds the accomplishments of much larger teams in the same time frame. Previously I've explained that with the overhead of large teams but this article made me think if there is another dimension to it because underdog projects always seems to be a success.