Introducing Patterns (or any new idea) into Organizations
Call for Participation
DEADLINE for SUBMISSION: September 10, 2000
Mary Lynn Manns, University of
North Carolina at Asheville
Alan O'Callaghan, De Montfort University
Linda Rising, Consultant and Editor of The Patterns Handbook
The spark for patterns (or any new idea) in an organization most often begins with one or more enlightened individuals who has heard about or used patterns (or another new idea) and is intrigued over the potential. It then becomes the task of these individuals to enlighten the rest of the organization. It is likely to be an easier undertaking if one has an understanding of the problems that may be encountered along the way and what can be done to address these problems.
Work towards documenting these problems and solutions in the form of patterns was begun by David DeLano and Linda Rising of AG Communication Systems in Arizona during their Introducing Patterns into the Workplace workshop at OOPSLA'96. The patterns were later expanded to Introducing Technology into the Workplace. In 1998, Mary Lynn Manns began introducing patterns into organizations, and holding "introducing patterns" workshops at various conferences. She documented her observations in the form of patterns, and this collection was workshopped at PLoP'99. This past March, at the ChiliPLoP'2000 conference, Rising and Manns worked with others to combine their two collections of patterns into a fledging language currently titled Evolving a Patterns Culture.
During this OOPSLA'2000 workshop, participants will discuss
experiences introducing patterns (or any new idea or
technology) into an organization. The goal is to draft solutions to
the challenges in the
form of additional patterns for the Evolving a Patterns Culture
What will we do?
This workshop will provide an opportunity for participants to:
It is anticipated that the deliverables from this session will
Mary Lynn Manns is on the faculty at the University of North Carolina at Asheville. She also teaches patterns in industry and has experience introducing them into organizations. During the past year, she has studied the issues in introducing and sustaining patterns in organizations and is leading the effort to build a pattern language to help those who are facing this task.
Alan O'Callaghan is a Senior Lecturer and Researcher at De Montfort University in its Software Technologies Research Laboratory. Through contract research with industrial concerns, and through industry-based consultancy, he has developed the ADAPTOR pattern language for migrating large-scale business systems to Object Technology.
Linda Rising is well known throughout the patterns community as the
editor of The Patterns Handbook. She was among those who led the
introduction of patterns into AG Communication Systems in Phoenix Arizona,
and has worked with others to capture these experiences in the
Introducing Technology into the Workplace patterns.
How do I apply?
Submit the following two things to Mary Lynn Manns: