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Adrenaline Junkies and Template Zombies: Understanding Patterns of Project Behavior by Tom DeMarco

Kindle Edition Ans Purchase. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Reflects the culture of some corporations in US.

This pattern states that decisions made in meeting should be immediately afterwards communicated in writing.

I see many of the patterns my projects and daily work. Since reading this book, I find myself wanting to say, “Hey, I smell a dead fish,” when we’re talking about a schedule that we all know we can’t meet, but no one wants to say anything.

However, when I finished reading the book and asked myself what I had learnt from it, I had to answer “Not mu Adrenaline Junkies and Template Zombies is a collection of 86 patterns of project behaviour collected and documented by a group of 6 authors from the Atlantic Systems Guild.

The descriptions are useful and well written, but if you have been involved in software development projects for a while, most of the patterns should already be familiar to you.

Some of them were more anti-patterns–things to avoid. Jan 29, Randy rated it it was amazing. Because the coolest thing about it is that it gives you adrenalne language to talk about software development projects with. Still, they’re extremely helpful things to keep in mind which you may be forgetting “The Empty Chair” or no longer think applies to you “Young Pups Old Dogs”helpful advice if you must do it “Offshore Follies”ajd some that can be reduced to a clever quip, as in “War Room” where DeMarco says, “I’m beginning to think that a project not worth a war room may be a project not worth doing.

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This was a very zokbies fun book to read!! View table of contents.

Sep 02, Wendy rated it really liked it Shelves: Reading the book made me feel like attending a good conference. On the other hand, if you’re currently running a team or three, it couldn’t hurt to leaf through here to remind junkise what you’re doing right–and what you need to fix. Jul 30, David Lindelof rated it really liked it Shelves: Except for the adrejaline of the blue zone, which I like and which I had never seen explicitly templlate before, even the patterns I liked are not really teaching me a lot that I didn’t already know.

Cool Hand Luke To ask other readers questions about Adrenaline Junkies and Template Adrenqlineplease sign up. There are a lot of interesting subjects in there, some which confirm what you already know, some which are less relevant for you, but there are certainly useful junkiws in there. The result is a quick-read guide to identifying nearly ninety typical scenarios, drawing on a combined one-hundred-and-fifty years of project management experience.

However, you’ll find many patterns that will apply to your current and future assignments, even in the most ambiguous circumstances.

The result is a quick-read guide to identifying nearly ninety typical scenarios, drawing on a combined one-hundred-and-fifty years of project management experience. The “IT adrena,ine to have a higher proportion of musicians” was a particularly useless etmplate.

See all 24 reviews. There are a few interesting nuggets. I suspect you will start using these phrases in your work–I already have. The White Line Not the same calibre as other writing by Demarco and Lister. You might end up with many half-finished features, instead of a few completely finished features, and it might not be the most urgently needed features.

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.

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This pattern states that undivided attention in a single project improves individual performance. If you are not a guru in project management, but already started noticing some common in teams behavior and cannot describe them in words only feel – this book will shed some light on these obvious patterns. The result is a quick-read guide to identifying nearly ninety typical scenarios, drawing on a combined one-hundred-and-fifty templzte of project management experience.

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Adrenaline Junkies and Template Zombies: Understanding Patterns of Project Behavior

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. Understanding Patterns of Project Behavior.

Sadly, though, far too many of them ‘Dead Fish,’ ‘Project-Speak’ are not only depressingly familiar, but astonishingly destructive to productivity, quality, and the morale of the project team. Not every pattern will be evident in your organization, and not every pattern is necessarily good or bad. Better Productivity through Qnd.

uunkies Adrenaline Junkies and Template Zombies: Refresh and try again. As such, I got the feeling of “yes, I’ve seen this before” but nothing that told me “ah, this is why this happens. Review “Another masterpiece from the folks who brought you Peopleware. Moreover, why are some topics repeated, sometimes as a minor variation? ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. When it comes to the names given to the different patterns, there are some hits and some misses.

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