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Wise Quotes

posted Jan 10, 2010, 3:06 PM by Jeremie Poutrin   [ updated Jan 10, 2010, 4:04 PM ]
Here is a compilation of a few quotes that I read here and there and that are very important to me. Some are from historical figures other simply from IT professionals, but they all illustrate a few key concepts, that in general drive the one following them toward success.

"In preparing for a battle I always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable."
Dwight D. Eisenhower

"Companies that maintains a single management system throughout the value stream will see a 25% to 30% cost advantage over competitors.
Management Challenges for the 21th Century (1999), Peter Drucker

"Constant development is the law of life, and a man who always tries to maintain his dogmas in order to appear consistent drives himself into a false position."
Mohandas Gandhi

"Software development is a chain with many links and improving overall effectiveness requires looking at the whole chain."
Kent Beck

"The moral of this story is that we need to figure out how to deliver software so fast that our customers don't have time to change their minds.
Implementing Lean Software Development From Concept to Cash - p34, Mary and Tom Poppendieck