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You don’t know what you do until you know what you don’t do March 21, 2007

Posted by J.J. in Code.
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From Raymond Chen

Many years ago, I saw a Dilbert cartoon that went roughly like this.

Frame 1: Supertitle – “Dogbert’s guide to project management.”

Frame 2: Supertitle – “Not a project.” Dilbert answers the phone. “Sure, we do that.”

Frame 3: Supertitle – “A project.” Dilbert answers the phone. “No, we don’t do that.”

I’ve seen a lot of software projects, and one thing I’ve learned is that you don’t have a product until you start saying “No”.

Source: You don’t know what you do until you know what you don’t do
Originally published on 3/21/2007 4:00 AM by oldnewthing

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