Understanding Patterns of Project Behavior

Adrenaline Junkies and Template Zombies: Understanding Patterns of Project Behavior is a useful catalog of project specimens and anti-specimen. As a catalog it does capture much of what I have experienced (and participated) during projects. Like Brook's The Mythical Man-Month, the information contained is, unfortunately for our industry, evergreen. I would not categorize this as a pattern or anti-pattern catalog, however, as, unlike good patterns, it does not regularly offer solutions. Nevertheless, its is worth having around if only to remind yourself that you are not crazy, the project is.