Friday, July 13, 2007

Project sluts getting all the attention

The Business of Software interview with Tim Lister is getting lots of attention because of Lister's provocative term "project sluts." That's one of many project patterns that Lister and friends will be describing in their upcoming book, tentatively titled Project Patterns: From Adrenalin Junkies to Template Zombies.

Project sluts are teams that can't say no; the Ado Annie of software.

But I think several of his other project patterns are noteworthy, like seasons for change and -- surely to be one of my favorites -- testing before testing.

1 comment:

neil.davidson said...


Thanks for the link to the interview. Tim Lister has a lot of good things to say (his book Peopleware is a classic).

- Neil

PS Tim is speaking at Business of Software 2007