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Experiments

In Quotes on 2009.12.28 at 11:33 am

“There is no such thing as a failed experiment, only experiments with unexpected outcomes.” — R. Buckminster Fuller

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Awareness

In Quotes on 2009.12.28 at 11:30 am

“Problems cannot be solved at the same level of awareness that created them.” — Albert Einstein

Estimation is Fractal

In Quotes on 2009.12.24 at 2:12 pm

“…it turns out that estimation is fractal. The more fine-grained you break down the requirements, the more “edges” you will discover. This means that the more detailed you estimate, the more the total will tend towards infinity, simply due to rounding errors and the fear factors that we multiply into fine grained estimates.” — Dan North

Ready-Fire-Aim-Aim-Aim

In Thoughts on 2009.12.24 at 1:47 pm

Do This – “Set Goal – Take Action – Learn – Learn – Learn”

Not This – “Set Goal – Debate Best Action – Debate – Debate – Debate”

Discover the Best Action

In Thoughts on 2009.12.24 at 1:36 pm

Taking immediate action matters more than predicting which action is best. Learn from your actions and soon you will discover the best action possible.

Setting Target Conditions

In Thoughts on 2009.12.24 at 1:28 pm

Set target conditions that can be achieved in a one to four week time period, for best results.

do it

In Quotes on 2009.12.24 at 1:18 pm

“Do or do not. There is no try.” — Yoda

It’s about effectiveness

In Quotes on 2009.12.24 at 11:49 am

“Efficiency is the enemy of effectiveness.” — Dan North

Bad systems

In Quotes on 2009.12.24 at 11:06 am

“A bad system will beat a good person every time.” — W. Edwards Deming

Give them a chance…

In Quotes on 2009.12.24 at 11:04 am

“All anyone asks for is a chance to work with pride.” — W. Edwards Deming