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Collective nouns for software development roles

An embarrassment of Project Managers

An impasse of Architects

A confusion of Business Analysts

A mob of Developers

A silo of Testers

A brethren of Scrum Coaches

A waste of Lean Consultants

A conspiracy of Process Improvement Consultants

People are important, not roles! But recently I saw a weekly team meeting for a project that had 12 project managers! I thought it was a joke at first.

Can you think of any others?

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4 responses to “Collective nouns for software development roles

  1. Michael Jessopp (@ppossej) September 30, 2014 at 1:45 am

    I’ve previously used ‘a gaggle of business analysts’, ‘a gantt of project managers’ and ‘an argument of architects’

  2. Steve Handy October 17, 2014 at 4:14 pm

    How about a Backlog of Scrum Masters, a Buglist of Six Sigma Blackbelts, a Chapter of Process Improvement Consultants

  3. Senatssekretär FREISTAAT DANZIG November 22, 2014 at 10:29 am

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