Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Quote Series Part 7 - Philosophy (contd.)

This is part eight of the series, to see what this series is about, click here. This is the last in this series.

Quotes on "Philosophy"
Make time to make it right, or be prepared to do it again - Denise Caron
Embrace new directions... not everything you do will be used, sometimes, the target changes. Re-aim and move on! - Denise Caron
Change is constant... don't fight it, leverage it. - Denise Caron
Don't fall in love with your product, someone will be there to change it, it's a promise. - Denise Caron
Blindly following rules is a fools errand. We have enough grey matter to discern when the rules are helpful and when they are not. We have the responsibility to continuously measure whether the rules are helpful, or whether they are not. - Uncle Bob Martin
It is solely and utterly the team’s responsibility to figure out what to do, and to do it. - Ken Schwaber
"Better" is typically a word leveraged by those in control (eyes of the speaker). "Appropriate" is typically a word referencing those affected (surrounding group). We should seek that which is appropriate, not that which is better. Avoid elitism, blanket statements, or viewpoints of limited individual experience. - Kevin E. Schlabach
Without prioritization, nothing is a priority. - unknown
The practices are not the knowing: they are a path to the knowing. - Ron Jeffries
To tolerate a problem is to insist on it. - Ron Jeffries
If it hurts, do it more often - Martin Fowler

Note: where I can, I've credited or linked the source of the quote. Finding the source of a quote is like chasing a ghost. When a mentor says something witty, you might not know they are quoting someone else. If you are aware of a more appropriate source for any quote, PLEASE put a comment on the post and I'll do what I can to validate this. I mean no disrespect to anyone. I believe the risk of incorrect citings is outweighed by the value of sharing these wonderful nuggets.

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