Thursday, June 5, 2008

What are the paths to be developed?

Management; Business; Personal Effectiveness; Information Automation; Effectiveness Modeling; Teaching Personal Effectiveness OK, got Day Zero, what would be Day One? Business: singular, consistent source of increasing value, at lower total cost; or else, race to the bottom Management: if considering a group of more than one person, either Value the Differences, or Continually Fight the Differences, until 100% of the effort, attention, focus is spent fighting the differences, and nothing of value gets done

Diagram of w:Maslow's hierarchy of needs.Image via Wikipedia

Personal Effectiveness: Everything you do satisfies a need, or desire, or impulse. There is a hierarchy of needs and desires (impulses are on the very bottom) Information Automation: The chair has ??? (many) legs --
  • Throughput
  • Latency
  • Sustain Increasing Bandwidth
  • Integrity and Correctness
  • Respects Rules of Trust Relationships
  • Respects Rules of Security
  • Reliability
  • Availability and Accessibility
  • Scalability (and Distribution of Working Instances)
  • Economic use of Limited Resources
  • Timely Implementation with Available Resources
  • Satisfying Human Value
  • Not Violating Human Sensibilities (including Regulatory requirements)
  • Iterative Development
  • Ability to be Sustained by Attracting enough developer hours
  • Distributed Development
(Why the heck so many? The absence of any one is a failure mode that is almost always fatal, if we consider projects in competition for developer hours.) Kick out one of these legs, the chair falls down. Sorry. Wish it was different, but it is not. (I got to think about this more.) (Oh wait, contemplating projects in competition for developer hours is the real Day One) Effectiveness Modeling: We consider, as a fundamental pair, the distribution and a measure of certainty. In competition, respectful of the Violation Criteria, several sources yield distributions and measures of certainty, as pairs. (LIAR: this is several days packed together, day one is -- We assume the existence of at least one Violation Criteria) Teaching Personal Effectiveness: Possess something that might be mistaken for Success, and document the method by which it was obtained. (Might be mistaken for Success, only from a great distance, and through fog, but somewhat resembles Success, none the less.)
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