Watts Humphrey, who retired from IBM in 1980, once led Big Blue’s software development. His group “who had never before made a delivery schedule, did not miss a date for the next two and a half years.” Here is a persuasive list of bullet points from one of his presentations (courtesy of Scott Rosenberg, founder of Salon):
-Unless you are independently wealthy, you must work to a schedule
-If you don’t make your own schedule, someone else will.
-Then that person will control your work.
Always know almost implicitly how long you will take to do a design and let everyone know ASAP. If not, decide very quickly, or someone else will decide for you. Trust me, you will never like the result if someone does so.
A designer in motion, keeps in motion and his job.
Quote Via: Four Hour Work Week
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