“These projects ignored a fundamental principle: Quality software doesn’t happen; it’s engineered that way.“ - Grady Booch ---“If you want me to give a one hour speech give me couple of days to prepare for; for one half of one hour, I need one week; for a 5 minute, I need one month.“ - Wiston Churchill --- “It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.“ - Charles Darwin ---“Leaders are people who do things right.  Managers are people who do the right things.“ - Peter Drucker ---“There are two parts to a revolution: First, to have to make the people really depressed about what they have.  Second, you have to present them an exciting alternative.“ ---“The big change-related issues aren’t technical.“ – Anonymous --- Try to hire people who are information and knowledge seekers, instead of all tech, no talk.“ - Peter F. Drucker ---“Early on, it is absolutely essential to communicate the business justification for the decision.“ – Anonymous ---“4 + 1 View of Architecture: Logical View, Developmental View, Process View, Physical View, plus Conceptual Test Cases“ - Tibbettes & Bernstein ---“Implementing new technology is a balancing act.  Fast, cheap, and reliable: Pick two.“ – Anonymous ---“The biggest challenge facing modern enterprise is ‘change’.“ - Peter F. Drucker ---“Each component has an architecture in its own right but must ‘fit’ within the architecture of the whole.“ - John Zachman ---“What I see is many people in this industry pushing technology - and not solutions.“ = Anonymous --- “Anything in computer science that’s not recursive is no good.“ - Jim Gray --- “Over 30% of all software projects are canceled before completion; over 70% of the remainder fail to deliver expected features; the average project runs 189% over budget and overshoots its schedule by 222%.“ - Garner Group --- “Everything should be made as simple as possible - but no simpler.“ - Albert Einstein --- “No, no, no, no, no!  Object-oriented concepts aren’t fuzzy and imprecise at all.  It’s only their definitions that are sometimes fuzzy and imprecise.“ ---“For what is clear and easily comprehended attracts; the complicated repels.“ - David Hilbert ---“Sometimes one has to say difficult things, but one ought to say them as simply as one knows how.“- G. Hardy --- “Database management would be simpler if missing values didn’t exist.“ - E. F. Codd ---“Design the system, write all the code, and then spend a few minutes debugging - a nice idea, but one that rarely works.“ (as related to the interactive design) – Anonymous --- “If you cannot - in the long run - tell everyone what you have been doing, your doing has been worthless.“ - Erwin Scroedinger ---  “Even for the physicist the description in plain language will be a criterion of the degree of understanding that has been reached.“ - Werner Heisenberg --- “No vendor has yet delivered a package that offers the configuration management capabilities that customers desire.“ - John McConnell ---“When all else fails, read the instructions.“ - Allen’s Axiom --- “A picture is worth a thousand words.“  “... and several (compressed) megabytes of disk storage“ - Confucius and 20th Century technology ---“A fool with a tool is still a fool.“ - Larry Constantine ---“There are two types of things in life: those we want to have (about 95% of all the things) and the rest, those we (really) need.“ – Anonymous ---“Technology is either immature or obsolete.“ - (via) Vince Pollmeier --- “Most of the fundamental ideas of science are essentially simple, and many, as a rule, be expressed in a language comprehensible to everyone.“ - Albert Einstein --- “Nothing is ever a complete failure: it can always serve as a bad example.“ - Carlson’s Consolation Law --- “No experiment is ever a complete failure.  It can always serve as a negative example.“ - Arthur Bloch --- “If builders built buildings the way programmers write programs, then the first woodpecker that come along would destroy civilization.“ - Weinberg’s Law --- “The more time you spend in reporting on what you are doing, the less time you have to do anything.“ ---  “Let’s not blow this... let’s not do to Java what our industry did to UNIX.“ - Lou Gernster ---“Those who do not understand UNIX are condemned to reinvent it, poorly.“ - Henry Spencer --- “If everything seems under control, you’re just not going fast enough.“ - Mario Andretti --- “The certainty of defeat is no reason not to fight“. - Charles Reese --- “We discovered a crucial paradox: to go it alone successfully, you have to be a good team player.“ --- “All the top boss wants to know is, what do I get for the million bucks?  He wants to know the business case.“ --- “Just because the information is on the Web doesn’t mean it’s true.“ - Cheryl Currid --- “Unless organizations properly train their workers, there’s no telling what kind of information will be used to make decisions.“ - Cheryl Currid --- “It’s not too late to start designing software for reusability, but it’s not too early, either.“ - Miryam Williamson --- “Reusability hurdles are mainly cultural, not technological.“ - Miryam Williamson --- “With Component Based Development (CBD), we are trying to raise plagiarism to a science, to make it systematic.“ - Paul Bassett

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