Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Death March

I first heard the term Death March about 10 years ago. Our principal architect (Ross, one of the brightest engineers I have ever worked with) pulled me aside and said: "Just you watch, Doug. This project will become a Death March. And, it will be your job to guard the exits - preventing us from leaving until our daily toil is done".

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Friday, March 19, 2010

Hope is Not a Strategy

I remember the first time I heard this phrase - a mentor of mine at Hewlett-Packard gave me this advice many years ago. He used that along with my other favorite "Denial is not a River in Egypt".

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