Anti-pattern (or antipattern) is a design pattern that appears obvious but is ineffective or far from optimal in practice.
This text catalogs 48 bad management practices and environments common to software development, IT, and other organizations. The authors cover antipatterns of management, along with environmental/cultural antipatterns and personality antipatterns/phenotypes. Through the classification of these harmful practices, you will be able to correctly identify problems in your own work environment, and take action to correct them.
Written for the project manager or IT professional, AntiPatterns in Project Management describes 18 "AntiPatterns" that can go wrong in the realm of software project management, plus management techniques and tips to overcome them. Filled with real-world insight and case studies that describe actual projects gone awry, this title gives a solid measure of management expertise that can help you succeed with your next project.
While patterns help you to identify and implement procedures, designs, and codes that work, AntiPatterns do the exact opposite; they let you zero-in on the development detonators, architectural tripwires, and personality booby traps that can spell doom for your project. Written by an all-star team of object-oriented systems developers, AntiPatterns identifies 40 of the most common AntiPatterns in the areas of software development, architecture, and project management. The authors then show you how to detect and defuse AntiPatterns as well as supply refactored solutions for each AntiPattern presented.
In this book, the authors present dozens of Java AntiPatterns that tackle many of Java's biggest trouble spots for programming with EJB, JSP, Servlets, and more. Each AntiPattern is documented with real-world examples, code, and refactored (or escape-route) solutions, and the book uses UML (where appropriate) to diagram improved solutions. All code examples from the book are available to the reader on the book's companion Web site.
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