Three simple post-mortem questions…

In an effort to always learn, doing a post-mortem after any endeavor can be very helpful.  I’ve found it’s best to keep the post-mortem as simple as possible and answer only three questions: What worked? What didn’t work? What should be improved next time? That’s it.

The Ultimate Yogi with Travis Eliot

I recently completed 108 days of Yoga following the Ultimate Yogi Challenge.  This DVD set is like the P90X of Yoga.  I lost 10 pounds; can touch my toes with straight legs; have less lower back pain; and overall feel more tone.  I highly recommend the program. The Ultimate Yogi

The monk and the scorpion

Two monks were washing their bowls in the river when they noticed a scorpion that was drowning. One monk immediately scooped it up and set it upon the bank. In the process he was stung. He went back to washing his bowl and again the scorpion fell in. The monk saved the scorpion and was […]

Wrong bet!

Source: Commit Strip I made the same bet on Silverlight…  It was a painful loss…

Taoist “may be” story

There was an old farmer who had worked his crops for many years.  One day his horse ran away.  Upon hearing the news, his neighbors came to visit.  “Such bad luck,” they said sympathetically.  “May be,” the farmer replied. The next morning the horse returned, bringing with it three other wild horses.  “How wonderful,” the […]

Commit to Win

  From the book Commit to Win by Dr. Heidi Reeder, commitment “is the experience of being psychologically attached to something and intending to stay with it.” And the formula for commitment is: Level of Commitment = (Treasures – Troubles)  + Contributions  – Choices

QA checklist for a defect

Any defect reported (by internal QA or a customer) should include the steps taken to reproduce, the result one expected, and the actual result experienced.  All too often defects fail this simple yet vital checklist.