Updating The Patterns

We certainly didn't foresee all possible details of organizational structure in this book! Your business almost certainly has detailed needs that beg for new patterns or for different versions of the patterns here. Make the patterns your own. That's O.K., we won't mind--really! Until you make a subset of these patterns yours you won't really be in control of your organization. Take control by letting your instinct guide you into a tailoring of these patterns.

By the way, we are interested in your updates, if you care to share them with us. It is your experiences that expand, correct, or substantiate these patterns. In a very real sense, these patterns do not belong to us, but to the software development community as a whole. So write us--we would love to hear from you!