Re: [scrumdevelopment] User Stories - Edward De Bono
- Wow, that is a great way to explain the whole "Ready Fire Aim"
principle. I'm going to have to give Edward De Bono another chance.
I came across his audio "How to be more interesting" read by the
author, and after 20 minutes I was so painfully bored of his
incredibly monotonous, monotone voice that I moved his work from my
"must learn" pile, and over to my "one day, when I have nothing better
to do" pile. Which is usually the functional equivalent to "I took
him off my reading list permanently".
On 11/2/06, Graeme Matthew <scrum@...> wrote:
> Hi do a lot of reading of Edward De Bono.
> Today I stumbled upon this in his 'Practical Thinking' book. I thought
> that this highlights the true purpose of user stories and more
> importantly why they are so effective.
> 'In scientific analysis there is much data and little action, whereas in
> everyday thinking there is much action but little data'
> 'As soon as it allows one to do something about a situation then an
> explanation is detailed enough'
> 'If you have to choose a suitable action it is better to match it to a
> general explanation which is unlikely to be wrong than a detailed
> explanation that might well be wrong'
> 'Often detail adds no more usefulness - only a false appearance of validity'
> The above is so true when you have a look at a desk of user stories