Posts Tagged ‘efficiency’

Efficiency and Effectiveness

Friday, May 1st, 2015

Most software teams and organizations waste 40% or more of their resources. I can’t prove this assertion, but most of us know it to be true in our current situations. Just ask your team. In larger enterprises and in organizations with compliance requirements, the ratio of productive activities to waste is even more pronounced.  Waste comes in several forms: unnecessary overhead, unnecessary rework, unnecessary features, and building the wrong thing.



Monday, July 4th, 2011

Trust is the recurring theme for successful selling. This topic is well covered in Stephen M. R. Covey’s classic, The Speed of Trust. His essential point is that trust speeds up everything and reduces the cost of everything. If you look at your life, you will see that his assertion holds up well. In cases where you detest some process that wastes your time, you can usually find mistrust as the root cause of your dissatisfaction.