I imagine that you’ve thought about trying to reduce the amount of paper you handle. A good place to start is reducing the amount of paper you generate. A GREAT place to start that is to quit printing documents for reference, just keep them on your computer. Saving output to PDF is a great place … Continue reading Saving paper, saving time through PDF
In the short-term, save trees with PDF. Find content with desktop search. Minimize paper by printing only ranges of pages.
For me, today is all about focus. As David Allen reminds us (you have read David Allen’s Getting Things Done, right?), you can really only have one first priority at a time. You CAN multi-task, but it comes at a cost. So how do you deal with this? Focus. Pick one thing. Do it until … Continue reading Focus, focus, focus
The idea of a small and agile design team has many roots; here’s one of the most important. Thanks to Kelly Johnson for getting it all started. Dak
Being on vacation, I’m taking it easy on the business and software development management topics for a bit. A friend of mine sent me this link, on another video of a source of inspiration. It’s worth your time. It’s a real-life example of an answer to the question: if you were to give the last … Continue reading Sources of inspiration, part 2: Dr. Randy Pausch and the Last Lecture
Today, I was reminded that we need to seek both to persist in our dreams, and find sources of inspiration. I think this video speaks for itself. Pursue your dream with enthusiasm, hang in there, and when you get the shot, take it. Best,Dak
So, what does all this mean? Prototypes are your friend. Keep it simple. 1) In developing any product, especially software, DO IT NOW. So pick the things you can do NOW and get them done. Not partially done, not sloppily done…DONE, as in IT WORKS! This frees you to do something more, different…if you keep … Continue reading Summary for this week: do it now, do it fast, do it cheap