Monthly Archives: April 2010

Sparklines: Tiny Graphs to Show Lots of Data

Sparklines are a great little idea. We all know that a good picture is worth a thousand words. Similarly, sometimes there’s no substitute for a graph of some data. Sparklines are an attempt to get the power of graphs into … Continue reading

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“Just say no list” prevents project scope creep

How about this: write a list of “what we will NOT do on this project” to prevent scope creep? (A project’s “scope” is the understanding of what is being addressed. “Scope creep” is when the project gets larger than expected, … Continue reading

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Brainstorming Methods and Ideas

Good brainstorming sessions can suggest creative ways through intractable problems. But “just sitting around and thinking” often doesn’t cut it. That’s why I’m going to list methods for Brainstorming. Tons of methods. Consider this a brainstorming exercise on the different … Continue reading

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Goof off at work! Read secretly

Wally was right all along! The world of work is just set up to make you fail, or in the best case scenario piss your life away on meaningless paper-pushing. Usually the best bet is to keep your head down, … Continue reading

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