While flipping through some old papers the day I saw this maxim scribbled down on a piece of paper. This maxim has proven true for many. there is a high likelihood that folks with a military background have heard it somewhere along the way. Success Maxim Success equals preparation meeting opportunity. This concept is, also sometime … Continue reading Mastery – Success Equals Preparation
Conley’s Law Any organization that designs a system (defined more broadly here than just information systems) will inevitably produce a design whose structure is a copy of the organization's communication structure. --“How Do Committees Invent?”, Melvin E. Conway, 1968 Related References Information Technology – What is Greer’s Third Law? What is Crayne’s Law? … Continue reading What is Conley’s law?
Greer's Third Law A computer program does what you tell it to do, not what you want it to do Related References What is Crayne’s Law? Amdahl’s Law Law of Diminishing Returns The Pareto Principle (80/20 Rule) Consulting Maxim One – it is the consultant’s responsibility to acquire what they need to succeed Logic – … Continue reading Information Technology – What is Greer’s Third Law?
"Do not listen to reply, listen to understand" Meaning If you are busy formulating your own response in your head, you cannot possibly be fully hearing or understanding what the person is saying. You are more likely to make mistaken assumptions about what they are trying to say, which makes your arguments weaker and less … Continue reading Business Communications – Do not listen to reply, listen to understand
Crayne's Law All computers wait at the same speed “The Serious Assembler” by Charles A. Crayne and Dian Girand, 1985 Related References The Dynamics of Power – The Law of Power Law of Diminishing Returns The Pareto Principle (80/20 Rule)
consultant’s responsibility Ultimately, it is each consultant’s responsibility to acquire what they need to be successful in meeting the customer’s needs. This is not to say that the consultant needs to do everything themselves. However, they are responsible to do whatever it takes to acquire the resources may need to deliver for the customer. If … Continue reading Consulting – A Consultant’s Responsibility