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Antipatterns

Managing Software Organizations and People, Second Edition

Antipatterns by Colin J. Neill
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Patterns and Antipatterns
A Timeless Way of Building
Pattern Structure
Antipatterns
Many Eyes
Antipattern Structure
Management and Environmental Antipatterns
Consistency and Completeness
References

Human Patterns and Antipatterns
Human Patterns
Human Antipatterns and Negative Personality Types
Chapter Exercises
References

Group Patterns and Antipatterns
Team Theories
Tuckman’s Theory of Teams
Overcoming Team Dysfunction
Sports Analogies to Teams
Evolution to Antipatterns
Chapter Exercises
References

Successfully Leading Teams
The Growth of Team Size
Micromanagers and Laissez-Faire Managers
Theory X
Theory Y
Theory Z
Leadership Theories
General Advice
Chapter Exercises
References

Management Antipatterns
Absentee Manager
All You Have Is a Hammer
Cage Match Negotiator
Doppelgänger
Fruitless Hoops
Golden Child
Headless Chicken
Leader Not Manager
Manager Not Leader
Managerial Cloning
Metric Abuse
Mr. Nice Guy
Mushroom Management
Planning with Gantt Regard
Proletariat Hero
Rising Upstart
Road to Nowhere
Spineless Executive
Three-Headed Knight
Ultimate Weapon
Warm Bodies
Chapter Exercises
References

Environmental Antipatterns
Ant Colony
Atlas Shrug
Autonomous Collective
Boiling Frog Syndrome
Burning Bag of Dung
Buzzword Mania
Divergent Goals
Dogmatic about Dysfunction
Dunkirk Spirit
The Emperor’s New Clothes
Fairness Doctrine
Fools Rush In
Founderitis
French Waiter Syndrome
Frienemies By Design
Geek Hazing
Institutional Mistrust
Kiosk City
Mediocracy
One-Eyed King
Orange Stand Economics
Pitcairn Island
Potemkin Village
Process Clash
Rubik’s Cube
Shoeless Children
Work Breakdown Architectures
Worshipping the Golden Calf
Reference

General Advice in Dealing with Antipatterns
Be Kind
Do Not Blame Other People
Learn to Deliver Bad News
Do Not Worry for Other People
Do Not Shoot the Messenger
Let People Learn from Their Mistakes
Just Get It Done
Remember the Law of Unintended Consequences
Listen
Negotiate
Never Give Up
Never Attribute to Malice What Stupidity Can Explain
Remember that Luck Can Play a Role
Remember that No Good Deed Goes Unpunished
Remember that People Despise in Others What They Hate in Themselves
Use Golden Rule Management
Never Mess with Space, Title, or Salary
Be a Mentor
Always Set and Meet Expectations
Remember that You Take the Same Person with You Wherever You Go
References

Appendix
Work Breakdown Structure
     WBS Construction
     WBS Rules
Estimation
     Cone of Uncertainty
     COCOMO II
     COSYSMO
Scheduling
      Critical Path Method
     Critical Chain Project Management (CCPM)
Note

References

Index

CRC Press; December 2011
327 pages; ISBN 9781466516564
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Title: Antipatterns
Author: Colin J. Neill; Philip A. Laplante; Joanna F. DeFranco
 
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