Quotes 333

“Tools and processes are a cover that allow management to pretend they’re paying attention, when they aren’t.”

Dr. Alistair Cockburn

“The world changes faster than ever. Speed has never been more important. By adhering to antiquated methods, firms lose the ability to see nascent trends -and act upon them- until it’s too late.”

Phil Simon

“Adding manpower to a late software project makes it later.
Nine women cannot make a baby in one month.”

Fred Brooks

“The mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools.”


“The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality. The last is to say thank you. In between, the leader is a servant.”

Max De Pree

“We have found patterns of communication to be the most important predictor of a team’s success. Not only that, but they are a significant as all the other factors -individual intelligence, personality, skill, and the substance of discussions- combined.”

Alex Pentland

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