Suggest a Pattern

If you have observed a pattern of behaviours or sequence of events that you feel represents a common pattern in project failure please use the form below to outline your thoughts.  Suggested patterns will be posted for other users to comment on.  If the community feels the pattern represents a common theme that may be observed in other projects the pattern will be promoted to the Pattern Library.  Patterns suggested by readers will be credited to the person who proposed the pattern.

Hints for creating a good pattern :

  1. Make sure the pattern is generalised enough so that other readers will be able to see how the pattern might apply to their situations
  2. Express the ideas succinctly and clearly
  3. Give the pattern a catchy title to capture people’s attention

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Description of Pattern

Sequence of events in this pattern

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