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.
From the Book AntiPatterns and Patterns in Software Configuration Management, 1999, ISBN 0471329290
Copyright © 1999 by William J. Brown, Hays W. Skip McCormick III, Scott W. Thomas