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Authors: James O. Coplien, Neil B. Harrison, Neil Harrison
ISBN-13: 9780131467408, ISBN-10: 0131467409
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Date Published: July 2004
Edition: New Edition

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Author Biography: James O. Coplien

Book Synopsis

See what reviewers at Slashdot.org originally had to say about James and Neil's book!

"This is a remarkably wise book, full of pragmatic advice drawn from real projects. Ultimately, software development is a human experience, and Jim and Neil have captured the essence of that experience in this work. The tapestry of patterns they have woven is postively brillant, and each thread therein is a delight to read."

—Grady Booch, IBM Fellow

Do you want to really improve your software development organization instead of complying with an arbitrary standard, or trying the latest fad? This book presents the fundamentals of creating sustainable organizations, based on in-depth studies of over 100 real software development organizations.

The authors present nearly 100 organizational patterns to help you create a highly effective organization. Case studies and vignettes illustrate how these patterns work. This practical guide shows you how to reshape critical parts of your organization. Regardless of your role, you will find patterns that you can use to make your organization more effective.

"This carefully researched, artfully described, and extraordinarily useful handbook of deep wisdom on creating teams that generate terrific software should be on every software development manager's bookshelf."

—Luke Hohmann, Hohmann Consulting Author of Beyond Software Architecture

"As soon as I had worked through these patterns, I realized that several of my clients engaged in process definition projects could make use of them."

—Ian Graham, Technical Director, trireme.com

Table of Contents

Pt. IHistory and introduction1
1An overview of patterns and organizational patterns3
2How the patterns came to us11
3How to use this book22
Pt. IIThe pattern languages29
4Organization design patterns31
5Organization construction patterns176
Pt. IIIFoundation and history285
6Organizational principles287
7Anthropological foundations307
Pt. IVCase studies321
8Borland Quattro Pro for Windows323
9A hyperproductive telecommunications development team338
ASummary patlets349

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