September 2007

Preparation

I find every heuristic comparing preparation time to total work time unreliable.



Writing isn't always 10% inspiration and 90% perspiration. For me, it's often 90% milling around trying to maintain some semblance of self esteem while waiting for inspiration, 1/2 of 1 percent inspiration, and the other 9 1/2 percent mildly pleasing exercise. No sweat at all. Other times it's 100% just doing it. Still other times it's 110% not accomplishing anything at all.
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Designing Projects

Give a team a project and what will they do? Chances are much better than even that they will focus upon building the product, not their project. Some will insist upon a method for construction, but few will carefully consider the design of their project. Project design will be lost in the rush to fulfillment which will include gathering requirements, laying out work steps, mustering team members, and controlling execution.
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