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  • Blog Post: Pattern Templates

    According to Christopher Alexander, "Each pattern describes a problem which occurs over and over again in our environment, and then describes the core of the solution to that problem, in such a way that you can use this solution a million times over, without ever doing it the same way twice."...
  • Blog Post: Pragmatic Patterns

    As Ward Cunningham taught me, the value of patterns is simply having a shared language for sharing strategies.  I would add though, that “visual” is key … visual languages change the game. I’m very much a fan of pragmatic patterns.  Here are some of my lessons learned for making patterns more...
  • Blog Post: Cheat Sheet: patterns & practices Pattern Catalog Posted to CodePlex

    As part of our patterns & practices Application Architecture Guide 2.0 project , we've been hunting and gathering our patterns from across our patterns & practices catalog.  Here's an initial draft of our patterns & practices Patterns Catalog at a Glance: Cheat Sheet: patterns &...
  • Blog Post: 10 Success Patterns for PMs

    Here's a brief set of success patterns I've shared with a few colleagues. These are the patterns I see that make a difference in getting results. 10 Success Patterns Empathic listening. Rapport before influence Character trumps emotion trumps logic Match their style Ask WIIFY ...
  • Blog Post: Patterns vs. Tooling

    I'm a fan of patterns. I think of patterns simply as problem and solution pairs. I wandered by The Hogg Blog and noticed Jason's post on The Great Debate: Patterns vs Tooling . Since patterns and tooling both have their place, I think there's less of a debate and more of a gap between state of the art...
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