In this scene from Monty Python and the Holy Grail, the king is giving the guards orders to keep an eye on his son, and not to let him leave the room. Sounds simple enough, right?
During some time off a while back, I went to Project Gutenberg and downloaded The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. I still haven’t read them all, but I was surprised to see the great detective speak out so strongly in favor of requirements in A Scandal in Bohemia.
As I’ve mentioned on this blog, I like to keep things as light and humorous as possible. That’s true in my personal life, and not markedly different in a professional environment. To me, keeping it light helps keep it in perspective. Obviously, there is a time for seriousness, and it is important to maintain a level of professionalism and to know and respect limits. However, I’ve found that one of the best ways to maintain my own sanity and to help those with whom I work to do the same is to try to look at the lighter side of […]
I really enjoyed Chris Woodill’s collection of “weasel words” that IT delivery folks will use to buy time, deflect responsibility, or describe a situation as much rosier than reality. Now, I’ve never met Chris, but having read through this list, I’d almost swear we must have worked on the same projects with some of the same people!