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Anyone who has survived a software project or two will surely recognize many of these patterns and will be able to learn from most of them. Adrenaline Junkies and Template Zombies is a real joy. I suspect you will start adrenalne these phrases in your work–I already have. These ‘patterns’ are grimly familiar to anyone who has worked in project-related organizations; and unfortunately, they can be found in small companies as well as large ones. Fortunately, some of the patterns ‘Rattle Yer Dags’ and ‘Nanny,’ for example are good ones, and should be encouraged.

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. I really love this book, not the least because each pattern can be read and understood in a moment or two, since they take only pages to explain.

If Adrenaline Junkies and Zomibes Zombies gets the attention it deserves, Scott Adams may have to return to Corporate America and get an honest job as a project manager.

If your organization builds systems of any kind, chances are that some of the methods and approaches that it uses came originally from the Atlantic Systems Guild. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Adrenaline junkies, dead fish, project sluts, true believers, Lewis and Clark, template zombies.

Most developers, testers, and managers on IT projects are pretty good at recognizing patterns of behavior and gut-level zombied, as in, I sense that this project is headed for disaster. But it has always been more difficult to transform these patterns and hunches into a usable form, something a team can debate, refine, and use.

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 twmplate 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. You’ll find classic patterns such as these: 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. Read more Read less. Discover Prime Book Box for Kids. Add both to Cart Add both to List.

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Review “Another masterpiece from the folks who brought you Peopleware. Don’t have a Kindle? Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: Share your thoughts with other customers. Write a customer review. Read reviews that mention adrenaline junkies software development template zombies atlantic systems systems guild project behavior reading this book junkies and template patterns or anti-patterns project managers project management project manager good and bad patterns of project reading the book patterns for software book includes 86 project templaate patterns in the book project patterns pattern.

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Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. If you consider yourself as a software developer or project junkiew, you should definitely read this book! You can find really good solutions for the most fundamental problems in software development and project management. One person found this helpful.

This is a catalog of professional behaviors patterns found in the software industry.

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Some are good patterns, others are anti-patterns, however which is which is not clear in the beginning of the chapter.

Each chapter is a good reading, and a is a lesson on project management, however the book, as a whole, lacks consistency or organization. Interesting book from the Atlantic Guild folks. Not as annd as Peopleware, but then again it’s a sequence of small snapshots of project behavior good and bad rather than making an overall argument as did Peopleware.


Masterpiece for those working in Requirements Engineering and IT delivery. Not the same calibre as other writing by Demarco and Lister. There are a few interesting nuggets.

Adrenaline Junkies and Template Zombies: Understanding Patterns of Project Behavior

Some stories are so convoluted I’m not sure if they are patterns or anti-patterns. This was a very very fun book to read!! Sometimes when I have a discussion work, I start laughing a little bit because I get the feeling that a couple of pattern zombies are around me.

Reflects the culture of some corporations in US. In this book we learn about familiar patterns in software projects and projects in general. If you have worked for a while you will enjoy this book to further develop your intuition for good and bad patterns in a project and I can guarantee you it will even bring upon a smile or two. A wonderful book which briefly outlines common patterns experienced in real life projects. There is a lot of information presented here with very little fluff.

I will be retreading this over again many times. See all 24 reviews.

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