“Before cars, make people.”
--Eiji Toyoda, former Chairman of
Meetings are Toxic
They often include at least one moron who inevitably gets his turn to waste everyone’s timewith nonsense.
- Jason Fried and David Hansson from
Today I have to do a test for programming skills for one of our potential clients. There was very interesting questions for short time. For example I had to implement a stack for 3 minutes in any programming language! My observation from this experiment is that you can't say that you know some programming
“It is better to take many small steps in the right direction than to make a great leap forward only to stumble backward.”
- Old Chinese
You can't be lean in your job, if you don't have lean thinking in your life.
So next time when somebody says you that he is lean in his job take a look at his
Today I was reading a news about Spade Hacker. At that moment I realized that every software company has at least one spade hacker. How many spade hackers do you have in your company ?
A man who can't read specifications, manuals, and use cases !
!!! By the way don't forget the requirement IQ test below 90 points !!!
No matter how far down the wrong road you have gone, turn back now.
Can you imagine a skyscraper to be build without scaffolding ?
Now, why do we expect to create a serious software product without unit, integration, and acceptance tests ? ;-)
P.S. Please don't forget to put wall-papers on the walls before you deconstruct the scaffolding! It's possible some wall to fall down.
Today on one of my conference calls I observed very known situation from my past, and I remembered one example of the lean principle Eliminate Waste.
Building the Wrong Thing
There is nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all. –Peter