Business Patterns

The Patterns

The following is a full list of all the formal patterns contained in “Business Patterns for Software Developers”. In addition many patterns are discussed informally. All these patterns, and a few more, can be downloaded at The patterns available for download are post conference but pre-editing and copy-editing and in some cases there are significant differences.

A few patterns changed their name between conference review and book. A few patterns were added for the book which never received conference review, and a few patterns which were reviewed didn’t make it to the book -although sometimes some, or all, of their content ended up in other patterns.

What to Build - Patterns about products


Patterns of Direct Distribution

Patterns of Indirect Distribution

Patterns about Services

Patterns about Organizing Product Companies

A list of patterns by conference - including the “missing” patterns can be found on