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Dev / non dev communication

  1. 1. What are you saying? http://aaron.jorb.in @aaronjorbin
  2. 2. A designer knowsthat he hasachievedperfection notwhen there isnothing left toadd, but whenthere is nothingleft to take away.
  3. 3. Engineering is done with numbers. Analysis without numbers is only an opinion.
  4. 4. Design is aniterative process.The necessarynumber ofiterations is onemore than thenumber you havecurrently done.This is true at anypoint in time.
  5. 5. The odds are greatly againstyou being immenselysmarter than everyone elsein the field. If your analysissays your terminal velocityis twice the speed of light,you may have inventedwarp drive, but the chancesare a lot better that youvescrewed up.
  6. 6. The fact that ananalysis appears in print has no relationship to the likelihood of its being correct.
  7. 7. There is never a single rightsolution. There arealwaysmultiple wrong ones,though.
  8. 8. Sometimes, the fastestway to get to the end is to throw everything out and start over.
  9. 9. The schedule youdevelop will seem likea complete work offiction up until thetime your customerfires you for notmeeting it.
  10. 10. You cant get to the moon byclimbing successively taller trees.
  11. 11. A good plan violentlyexecuted nowis better thana perfect plan next week.
  12. 12. Capabilitiesdriverequirements,regardless ofwhat thesystemsengineeringtextbooks say.
  13. 13. Not having all the information you need is never a satisfactory excuse for not starting the analysis.
  14. 14. When in doubt, estimate.In an emergency, guess.But be sure to go back andclean up the mess when thereal numbers come along
  15. 15. The fact that an analysis appears in print has no relationship to the likelihood of its being correct.
  16. 16. A bad design with a goodpresentation is doomedeventually. A good design with a bad presentation is doomed immediately.
  17. 17. "Better" isthe enemyof "good".
  18. 18. Dont do nuthin dumb.
  19. 19. When in doubt, document. (Documentation requirements will reach a maximum shortly after the termination of a program.)
  20. 20. Aaron Jorbin @aaronjorbin http://aaron.jorb.in http://addthis.comAll Quotes from: Akins Laws of Spacecraft Design http://spacecraft.ssl.umd. edu/akins_laws.html

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