Antipatterns : Managing Software Organizations and People by Neill, Colin J.; Laplante, Philip A.; DeFranco, Joanna F.

By Neill, Colin J.; Laplante, Philip A.; DeFranco, Joanna F.

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Ishikawa, and D. Abrams. The Oregon Experiment. New York: Oxford University Press, 1975. Brown, W. , R. C. Malveau, H. W. McCormick, and T. J. Mowbray. AntiPatterns: Refactoring Software, Architectures, and Projects in Crisis. New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1998. Koenig, A. 1995. ” Journal of Object-Oriented Programming, 8(1), 46–48. Larman, C. Applying UML and Patterns: An Introduction to Object-Oriented Analysis and Design and the Unified Process. 2nd ed. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 2002.

You probably know someone like this. To illustrate the refactoring, consider the following encounter between Sharon and Tom, two peers: Tom: Good morning, Sharon. Sharon: I am sick and tired about the parking here. It took me 20 minutes to find a spot, and it was a mile away in this pouring rain. Tom: Well, that’s what happens if you get here after 8:00. Sharon: And that’s something else that ticks me off. Most of these people who get here even one minute before 8:00 feel like they can leave before 5:00.

6 Clams Bramson’s Clam phenotype describes people who tend to offer little or no reaction in most situations, even to direct questions. Usually, the Clam will offer only a blank stare or some meaningless, monosyllabic conversation. They are very difficult to deal with because they offer no feedback with which to gauge the effect of what you say to them and, thus, adjust your approach. To illustrate a Clam type, consider the following dialog between Laurie, a software engineer, and Jim, her boss: Jim: Laurie, remember last month when we spoke about the fact that you were showing up late far too often and I told you that this had to stop?

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