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Your Code as a Crime Scene by Adam Tornhill

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Discover Your Team’s Modus Operandi

Remember the geographical offender-profiling techniques you learned back in Learn Geographical Profiling of Crimes? One of the challenges with profiling is linking a series of crimes to the same offender. Sometimes there’s DNA evidence or witnesses. When there’s not, the police have to rely on the offender’s modus operandi.

A modus operandi is like a criminal signature. For example, the gentleman bandit you read about in Meet the Innocent Robber, was characterized by his polite manners and concern for his victims.

Software teams have their unique modus operandi, too. If you manage to uncover it, it will help you understand how the team works. It will not be perfect and precise information, but it can ...

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