am 12. Dezember 2010
Though not all of the described patterns and anti-patterns will apply to your situation or that of your organization, this book will certainly give you one insight, even if it's the only one: you're not alone. But more likely you will find yourself, your colleagues and bosses, former colleagues and bosses in the (anti-)patterns.
Easily digestible small chapters with one (anti-)pattern described per chapter invite to pick it up and read through a chapter even when there's only little time. Sometimes I got hooked by it and had to read several chapters at once. Definitely a good pick.
Side-note: you will also recognize the style from Deadline and Peopleware. So if you liked those, another reason to buy this one.
am 1. August 2011
I had a choice between this book an TDM's Deadline. I chose this one due to its focus on the "real" stuff, e.g. concrete, mostly (at least regarding pro-patterns) actionable advices from the authors. It is a really nice lecture as it is structured in abount 50 "patterns" which can be read piece-wise, referred to, and remembered easily.