I had a thought while doing a bit of editing on my previous blog entry. One thing that could be useful to software development projects is a set of patterns for project managers, like design patterns for programmers, or system archetypes for line managers. Most development methodologies have plenty of artifacts, but no management patterns.
It may be that the systems archetype pattern language from Systems Thinking is a good fit for this.
I need to cogitate a bit on this, and try a few things out, but I will return to the topic.