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Adrenaline Junkies and Template Zombies: Understanding Patterns of Project Behavior by Tim Lister, Peter Hruschka, Steve McMenamin, Tom DeMarco, James Robertson, Suzanne Robertson

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2. Rattle Yer Dags

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The project team exhibits a palpable sense of urgency to determine who needs to do what by when, and a desire to carry out all necessary actions immediately.

Imagine that you are a fly on the wall during the regular meeting of a development team. You can see and hear the following interactions almost as soon as the meeting gets under way: What problem are we trying to solve? What are the major elements of a solution? Who is taking the lead on each? What are the first things that need to get done? Who will do them? By when? If we don’t know how long a particular task will take, who is scoping it and by when will that be done? ...

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