Software Engineering, Project Management, and Effectiveness
Aside from people, I think books are the best mentors. Ajoy mentioned to me that people like to know what books our team actually uses on the job. I can't speak for the patterns & practices team, at large, but I thought I would help bootstrap by creating a list of my favorite software books. The list includes the books that I continue to mine for principles, patterns, and practices for shaping software.
I liked the list. Will go into it as soon as I get the time available.
I've noticed today that J.D.Meier has published his reference book list . This is the kind of list