Mike Lee on patterns and politicking

Mike Lee is another convert-to-typepad, and over at his new digs he has a nice little post of pattern language, familiar to architects and software designers; for dealing with project politics and introducing new ideas, such as using pattern languages!

Some examples:

  • Adopt a Skeptic – Pair those who have accepted your new idea with those who have not.
  • Big Jolt – To provide more visibility for the change effort, invite a well-known person to do a presentation about the new idea.
  • Corridor Politics – Informally work on decision makers and key influencers before an important vote, to make sure they fully understand the consequences of the decision.

» CuriousLee: Patterns help introduce patterns (or any new idea)