What are Collaboration Patterns?
Kenneth Liu Collaboration Patterns are repeatable techniques used by teams of people to help them work together (collaborate). Ellen Gottesdiener of EBG Consulting has created these patterns in order to help facilitate good teamwork. These patterns really have nothing to do with object-oriented development or Java, besides the fact that they can help with requirements gathering or CRC design sessions.
In a nutshell, Collaboration Patterns are techniques to help make meetings useful.