Thursday, March 19, 2009

Real World Software Engineering – XXII

On Knowledge and Planning

It is interesting to note the impression that it is sufficient for one to know what has to be done for it to be done. We just need to list what we need to do and do it. The plan becomes the charter that guarantees success. It gives the illusion that's all there is to do. Often the plan helps give direction, but the tasks not included in the plan are many. And so are the unforeseen events. A list of tasks helps one get organized and identifies what we think we should do in the near future. It does not guarantee success, however.

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