AntiPatterns in Project Management

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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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Contents

People Management Anti Patterns
37
The Brawl
81
Size Isnt Everything
105
Copyright

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WILLIAM A. RUH is Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at Concept Five Technologies, a leading EAI and object-oriented consulting company based in McLean, Virginia. The author of two books, Ruh also chairs the group responsible for creating EAI-related standards at the Object Management Group (OMG).FRANCIS X. MAGINNIS is Vice President of Telecommunications Practice at Concept Five Technologies, where he led the team that developed Concept Five's Secure Application Integration Methodology (SAIM).
WILLIAM J. BROWN works for Saga Software Inc. in Reston, Virginia, as Director of Research andDevelopment for the Sagavista enterprise integration broker.

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