Adrenaline junkies and template zombies: understanding patterns of project behavior

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Dorset House, Mar 3, 2008 - Business & Economics - 238 pages
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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. 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. Project by project, you'll improve the accuracy of your hunches and your ability to act on them. The patterns are presented in an easy-reference format, with names designed to ease communication with your teammates. In just a few words, you can describe what's happening on your project. Citing the patterns of behavior can help you quickly move those above and below you to the next step on your project. Not every pattern will be evident in your organization, and not every pattern is necessarily good or bad. However, you'll find many patterns that will apply to your current and future assignments, even in the most ambiguous circumstances. When you assess your situation and follow your next hunch, you'll have the collective wisdom of six world-class consultants at your side.

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Review: Adrenaline Junkies and Template Zombies: Understanding Patterns of Project Behavior

User Review  - Sergey Zubov - Goodreads

I have mixed feelings about this book. On the one hand it's very interesting, on the other it isn't very useful. This book is just a good and sometimes funny collection of patterns and antipatterns in which everyone can recognize himself and his team. Read full review

Review: Adrenaline Junkies and Template Zombies: Understanding Patterns of Project Behavior

User Review  - Sergey - Goodreads

It's definitely worth reading book since it once more time summarizes different patterns and habits in behavior of whole project teams or persons. If you are not a guru in project management, but ... Read full review


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About the Authors: Collectively, the authors have published nearly twenty previous books, including Peopleware, Mastering the Requirements Process, The Deadline, Slack, Complete Systems Analysis, Waltzing With Bears, and Process for System Architecture and Requirements Engineering. Brief biographies:

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