Archive for April, 2006

Apr 02 2006

Go Ahead, Take All Your Jobs and Go Offshore!

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If you are the low bidder the job may be moved offshore at the whim of the buyer. What do you have that the buyer will never get off shore?

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Apr 02 2006

Ten Steps to a Clean Culture

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While not a functional defect, black specs are usually an ongoing source of scrap and debate. Their fundamental source comes from poor housekeeping. Continue Reading »

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Apr 02 2006

The Executive Summary: The Problem and Solution

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There’s a problem in writing articles or presenting to management.  It’s called “the Executive Summary.”  Your boss tells you you’re supposed to summarize everything your said in your complete thesis into one or two paragraphs.  Unfortunately this is almost always all that he ever reads.

Summaries should be memory joggers reminding you of the big picture once you’ve read the entire article/paper/report.  But managers being who they are, can’t really get around to reading the whole thing, so they think they know everything from the summary. Right. Here are a few examples. Continue Reading »

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