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The patterns are presented in an easy-reference format, with names designed to ease communication with your teammates.
Adrenaline Junkies and Template Zombies: Understanding Patterns of Project Behavior
However, when Jhnkies finished reading the book and asked myself what I had learnt from it, I had to answer “Not much”. Telling the Truth Slowly This book is just a good and sometimes funny collection of patterns and antipatterns in which everyone can recognize himself and his team.
In Adrenaline Junkies and Template Zombies, the six principal consultants of The Atlantic Systems Guild present the patterns of behavior they most often observe at the dozens of IT firms they transform each year, around the world.
Mf rated it really liked it Jun 18, Testing Before Testing If it irritates you, pay close attention. Junkids for Change I would have preferred if they were grouped together, since many of the patterns deal with related concepts. On the one hand it’s very interesting, on the other it isn’t very useful.
Excellent real world examples and practical advice on how to avoid some of the pitfalls. Managing Risk on Software Projects.
Adrenaline Junkies and Template Zombies: Understanding Patterns of Project Behavior by Tom DeMarco
But it has always been more difficult to transform these patterns and hunches into a usable form, something a team can debate, refine, and use. In fact, if you are using agile methods like XP or Scrum, then you will recognize a lot of the patterns and advice as standard agile working procedures “Straw Man” is another example of this. In “Practicing Endgame”, the idea is that you should be thinking about and testing against your release criteria continuously, as opposed to leaving that till the end.
Some are good patterns, others are anti-patterns, however which is which is not clear in the beginning of the chapter. Apr 28, Ben Linders rated it it was amazing. Le Hoa rated it really liked it Mar 15, Happy Clappy Meetings 5. Fortunately, some of the patterns ‘Rattle Yer Dags’ and ‘Nanny,’ for example are good ones, and should be encouraged.
Dec 08, Toshihiro rated it it was amazing. If you have worked for a while you will enjoy this book to further develop your intuition for good and bad patterns in a project and I can guarantee you it will even bring upon a smile or two.
Adrenaline Junkies and Template Zombies: Understanding Patterns of Project Behavior [Book]
That’s not to say it’s a bad book, just that if you have been working in software development projects for a few years, there aren’t that many new insights here. Customers who viewed this item also viewed. You’ll find classic patterns such as these: But it has always been more difficult adrenalone transform these patterns and hunches into a usab Adrenaline junkies, dead fish, project sluts, true believers, Lewis and Clark, template zombies.
Some stories are so convoluted I’m not sure if they are patterns or anti-patterns. I see many of the patterns my projects and daily work.
My Cousin Vinny Still, they may serve as a useful reminder – plus, you get in many cases snappy names for some of the behaviours, which may make them easier to diagnose and talk about.
These are just 2 of the many patterns from the book that made me think about things. Jul 30, David Lindelof rated it really liked it Shelves: Because the topics which are written in this book is so real that they recall my nightmare experiences on projects. Aug 12, Roman Chumakov rated it it was amazing Shelves: If your organization builds systems of any kind, chances are that some of the methods and approaches that it uses came originally from the Atlantic Systems Guild.
Don’t have a Kindle? The blue zone is everything else, activities that are neither explicitly allowed, nor explicitly forbidden by the scope of the assignment. Pretty obvious, but I still see it happening that it takes a long time before we communicate what we decided, or that it is not communicated at all, that we do not inform all involved, etc. So most probably you will find some patterns that help to think about your work, to discuss it, and to improve it. All in all, very interesting material, but inconsistently presented and with no apparent structure.
Please try again later. If you consider yourself as a software developer or project manager, you should definitely read this book! Loud and Clear Pages with related products. Mar 20, Dmitry Ledentsov rated it it was amazing. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty.
The book’s real value is given by the very clever pattern names.
Children of Lake Wobegon Not every pattern will be evident in your organization, and not every pattern is necessarily good or bad. You might end up with many half-finished features, instead of a few completely finished features, and it might adrenalije be the most urgently needed features. When you assess your situation and follow your next hunch, you’ll have the collective wisdom of six world-class consultants at your side.
So common patterns in my experience are: Adrenaline junkies, dead fish, project sluts, true believers, Lewis and Clark, template zombies. Sep 13, Zhenis rated it it was amazing.
This pattern states that decisions made in meeting should be immediately afterwards communicated in writing. Transparenz ist nicht immer eine gute Strategie und viele Firmen bevorzugen die traurige Wahrheit erst jnukies einem Zeitpunkt zu erfahren, wo jegliche Chance auf eine Verbesserung verpasst wurde.