(Kile, Little, and Shah 2006)

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References

Kile, James F., Donald J. Little, and Samir Shah. 2006. “Busy Person Patterns.” In Proceedings of the 2006 Conference on Pattern Languages of Programs - PLoP ’06, 1. Portland, Oregon: ACM Press. https://doi.org/10.1145/1415472.1415478.

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Busy Person Patterns – An Introduction

Just Start

You have a task that cannot wait until you have all the information about it to begin. It may be time sensitive, you may have a deadline, or part of the task may be to identify its parts. Most important, you feel internal or external pressure to begin and have some level of confidence about the task’s overall direction.

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  • Examples

Contiguous Time Blocks

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  • You can precede this pattern by using Just Start and Feedback Loop. You may use it with Single-Task Important Items, Seek Clarification, Strike When You Are Hot, and Put It Off
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Single-Task Important Items

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  • Resulting Context
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Put It Off

  • Commentary
  • Resulting Context
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Seek Clarification

  • Commentary
  • Resulting Context
  • Examples

Batch the Simple Stuff

  • Commentary
  • Resulting Context
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Task Jar

  • Commentary
  • Resulting Context
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Strike When You Are Hot

  • Commentary
  • Resulting Context
  • Examples

Feedback Loop

  • Commentary
  • Resulting Context
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Prioritize

  • Commentary
  • Resulting Context
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Delegate

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Drop Unimportant Tasks

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Good Enough

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Acknowledgements

About the Authors

Appendix A: Pattern Language Reference Diagram

Appendix B: Pattern Cross Reference

Appendix C: Quick Access Table

References