AntiPatterns in Project Management

AntiPatterns in Project Management

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by William J. Brown, Hays W. "Skip" McCormick, Scott W. Thomas
     
 

Everything you need to anticipate and avoid the major pitfalls of project management-and ensure success! AntiPatterns in Project Management From the authors of the bestselling series on AntiPatterns come twenty new proven and practical solutions for successfully managing your software development project. in their familiar and entertaining style, the authors

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Everything you need to anticipate and avoid the major pitfalls of project management-and ensure success! AntiPatterns in Project Management From the authors of the bestselling series on AntiPatterns come twenty new proven and practical solutions for successfully managing your software development project. in their familiar and entertaining style, the authors explore every phase of software development and identify the complex interaction of people, technology, and process issues that can cause a software development project to fail. With their pull-no-punches approach to project management, you'll learn how to balance these issues and ensure software development success. This book arms you with:

• 6 People AntiPatterns that provide proven solutions to the people problems that occur within software development projects

• 6 Technology AntiPatterns that help you deal with poor architectures and designs, and unstable technologies

• 6 Processes AntiPatterns that help you uncover and correct the bad processes that ultimately cause a project to fail

• The Standards AntiPattern that covers how to avoid the pitfalls and gain the benefits of adopting software development standards

• The Collision AntiPattern that helps you successfully identify and eliminate multiple AntiPatterns that plague software development projects across different life-cycle phases, involving the disciplines of project management, software configuration management, and software development

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"...an interesting book that contains a lot of material..." "If you care about being a good manager you will read this book..." (Overload, September 2000)
Overload
...an interesting book that contains a lot of material..." "If you care about being a good manager you will read this book...
Booknews
Devoted to project managing in the field of software development, this management guide attempts to locate and describe common bad practices, labeled "anti-patterns", and offer solutions. Anti-patterns in the areas of people, technology, and process are identified and their causes, symptoms, and results are described. For each anti-pattern presented, solutions are offered on avoiding the problem or extracting software development programs already suffering from the problem. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471363668
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
07/21/2000
Pages:
496
Product dimensions:
7.68(w) x 9.45(h) x 1.30(d)

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Guest More than 1 year ago
I have not yet read the first two books in this series, and perhaps I should have, as they assume you have. Still, this is a good book for gaining insight and perspective on the world of project managment and the various things that can and will go wrong. Their solutions are sometimes too simplistic, and their approach is mostly geared toward larger software companies, but most all of this book is valid and applicable. The authors seem a bit pretentious, but their work smacks of truth and experience. I question their assumption that project managers can quickly diagnose the problems they face and quickly find the appropriate solution in this book, but only because I doubt the ability of project managers to remove themselves from their problems enough to think so clearly about the symptoms and causes. If a person can do that, this book is helpful. Even if not, this book could help provide some of that perspective to help think clearly about the problem at hand.