Tom DeMarco Quotes

Top 34 wise famous quotes and sayings by Tom DeMarco

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Tom DeMarco quotes: Organizational busy work tends to expand to fill the working day. Organizational busy work tends to expand to fill the working day.
Tom DeMarco quotes: Quality is free, but only to those who are willing to pay heavily for it. Quality is free, but only to those who are willing to pay heavily for it.
Tom DeMarco quotes: What chaos is left in modern society is a precious commodity. What chaos is left in modern society is a precious commodity.
Tom DeMarco quotes: A disturbing possibility is that overtime is not so much a means to increase the quantity of work time as to improve its average quality. A disturbing possibility is that overtime is not so much a means to increase the quantity of work time as to improve its average quality.
Tom DeMarco quotes: Whether you call it a "team" or an "ensemble" or a "harmonious work group" is not what matters; Whether you call it a "team" or an "ensemble" or a "harmonious work group" is not what matters;
Tom DeMarco quotes: First law of Bad Management: If something isn't working, do more of it. First law of Bad Management: If something isn't working, do more of it.
Tom DeMarco quotes: Computer system analysis is like child-rearing; you can do grievous damage, but you cannot ensure success. Computer system analysis is like child-rearing; you can do grievous damage, but you cannot ensure success.
Tom DeMarco quotes: A single person acting alone is not likely to effect any meaningful change. A single person acting alone is not likely to effect any meaningful change.
Tom DeMarco quotes: If nothing is declared unchangeable, then the organization will resist all change. If nothing is declared unchangeable, then the organization will resist all change.
Tom DeMarco quotes: When stress is the problem, slack is the solution. When stress is the problem, slack is the solution.
Tom DeMarco quotes: Internal competition has the direct effect of making coaching difficult or impossible. Internal competition has the direct effect of making coaching difficult or impossible.
Tom DeMarco quotes: People who feel untrusted have little inclination to bond together into a cooperative team. People who feel untrusted have little inclination to bond together into a cooperative team.
Tom DeMarco quotes: we don't work overtime so much to get the work done on time as to shield ourselves from blame when the work inevitably doesn't get done on time. we don't work overtime so much to get the work done on time as to shield ourselves from blame when the work inevitably doesn't get done on time.
Tom DeMarco quotes: The pathology of setting a deadline to the earliest articulable date essentially guarantees that the schedule will be missed. The pathology of setting a deadline to the earliest articulable date essentially guarantees that the schedule will be missed.
Tom DeMarco quotes: Visual supervision is a joke for development workers. Visual supervision is for prisoners. Visual supervision is a joke for development workers. Visual supervision is for prisoners.
Tom DeMarco quotes: There are a million ways to lose a work day, but not even a single way to get one back. There are a million ways to lose a work day, but not even a single way to get one back.
Tom DeMarco quotes: The purpose of a team is not goal attainment but goal alignment. The purpose of a team is not goal attainment but goal alignment.
Tom DeMarco quotes: Ownership of the standard should be in the hands of those who do the work. Ownership of the standard should be in the hands of those who do the work.
Tom DeMarco quotes: IBM actually followed the recommendations and built a workplace where people can work. (We predict this company will go far.) IBM actually followed the recommendations and built a workplace where people can work. (We predict this company will go far.)
Tom DeMarco quotes: what matters is helping all parties understand that the success of the individual is tied irrevocably to the success of the whole. what matters is helping all parties understand that the success of the individual is tied irrevocably to the success of the whole.
Tom DeMarco quotes: The manager's function is not to make people work, it is to make it possible for people to work. The manager's function is not to make people work, it is to make it possible for people to work.
Tom DeMarco quotes: Training is practice doing a new task much more slowly than an expert would do it. Training is practice doing a new task much more slowly than an expert would do it.
Tom DeMarco quotes: Product quality has almost nothing to do with defects or their lack. Product quality has almost nothing to do with defects or their lack.
Tom DeMarco quotes: Get the right people. Then no matter what all else you might do wrong after that, the people will save you. That's what management is all about. Get the right people. Then no matter what all else you might do wrong after that, the people will save you. That's what management is all about.