Nirvana Antipattern


The typical, and primary, root cause of [the Nirvana] AntiPattern is the misguided notion that conflict is bad, and therefore should be avoided at all costs. In reality, conflict in the form of tension … is a necessary part of any difficult task that involves intelligent people who care about their work.

William J. Brown, Hays W. McCormick III and Scott W. Thomas, 1999

From the book AntiPatterns and Patterns in Software Configuration Management