Quotes I Can Relate To

"Don't do stuff unless customers want it"
Mary Poppendieck

"You are your process"

"Great Software Is Not Built, It Is Grown"

"Once you settle for second, that's exactly what you get."

"'Hell yes!' or 'no'."

"All truth passes through three stages. 1st, it is ridiculed. 2nd, it is violently opposed. 3rd, it is accepted as being self-evident"

"Question process."
"Don't stare into the abyss, jump into the abyss. And bring snacks, a good flashlight, and a parachute."
"Build things bigger than you."

"Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted."

"The way to succeed is to double your error rate."
Thomas J. Watson

"You can't tell people what they want to hear if you also want to tell the truth."
The Hold Steady

"I don’t like hard rules at all. I think they’re all bullshit."
Ed Catmull - Pixar CEO

"Lead me, follow me, or get out of my way."
George Patton

"Working w/ software developers & orgs to help realize the potential of software product development."

"Software Migration is a People Problem. Treat it That Way."
Esther Derby

"To invoke great change, one has to be comfortable with glacial time."
"Products over Projects."

"Culture is process. Identify your culture and promote that."
"Tired of talking about 'agile' - I prefer to just be agile."
Jeff Patton

"Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect."
Mark Twain

"Information is the interface."

"You miss 100% of the shots you don't take."

"Geese fly in a wedge, but land in waves. Most important, each bird is responsible for its own performance."
Ralph Stayer

"What you make people feel is just as important as what you make"

"Software is never finished. It is only abandoned"

"He's forgotten more than I know."

"Oh, the things you can think up if only you try!"
"Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not"
Dr. Seuss

"Hide though you may, the light shall find you"
Phantom of the Opera (via Iron Maiden of course)

"They took their job very seriously. Themselves? Not so much."
Wired talking about Bill Joy

"Good design is obvious. Great design is transparent."
Joe Sparano

"It doesn’t matter how many people don’t get it. What matters is how many people do."

"Productivity in 11 words: 'One thing at a time. Most important thing first. Start now.'"

"Dream that you want to dream. Go where you want to go. Be what you want to be. You have only one life."

"Bruce Lee was Agile before there was an Agile"

"If you're not prepared to be wrong, you will never come up with anything original"

"If you can’t understand it, you can’t change it."

"The risk the artist takes is that you might ...actually laugh at the effort. And its taking these risks that
leads us to get rewarded"

"Less Argyle please."
Said to me by S. Blatt