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Antipatterns : managing software organizations and people

Author: Colin J Neill; Phillip A Laplante; Joanna F DeFranco
Publisher: Boca Raton, FL : Auerbach Publications, 2012.
Series: Applied software engineering series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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"Emphasizing leadership principles and practices, Antipatterns: Managing Software Organizations and People, Second Edition catalogs 49 business practices that are often precursors to failure. This updated edition of a bestseller not only illustrates bad management approaches, but also covers the bad work environments and cultural traits commonly found in IT, software development, and other business domains. For each
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Colin J Neill; Phillip A Laplante; Joanna F DeFranco
ISBN: 9781439861868 1439861862 9781439862162 1439862168
OCLC Number: 751752488
Notes: Revised edition of: Antipatterns / Phillip A. Laplante, Colin J Neill.
Description: xx, 307 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Patterns and antipatterns --
2. Human patterns and antipatterns --
3. Group patterns and antipatterns --
4. Successfully leading teams --
5. Management antipatterns --
6. Environmental antipatterns --
7. General advice in dealing with antipatterns.
Series Title: Applied software engineering series.
Responsibility: Colin J. Neill, Phillip A. Laplante, Joanna F. DeFranco.

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