Monthly Archives: March 2012

Plan for Success !

My article in Software Quality Professional just came out. http://asq.org/software-quality/2012/03/software-quality/plan-for-success.pdf It is available for download if you register. The content is technical, and includes a model I built, but the message is simple. To succeed in software development, plan for … Continue reading

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Carpe per diem

Science advances one funeral at a time. Max Planck, early 20th century physicist A more literal translation might have been “A new scientific truth does not triumph by convincing its opponents and making them see the light, but rather because … Continue reading

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Measure and Mismeasure of Man

Regarding a Tenure decision, Richard H. Thaler remarked “What his résumé lacked was five bad papers.” By that, he meant that while the candidate had published several papers containing enough genuinely important ideas to satisfy any rational hiring committee — … Continue reading

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How to Write a Good Abstract and Title for Presentation at a Conference

Je n’ai fait celle-ci plus longue que parce que je n’ai pas eu le loisir de la faire plus courte. Translation: I would have written a shorter letter, but I did not have the time. -Blaise Pascal Writing a good … Continue reading

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