Posts made in July, 2006


How to do Root Cause Analysis

Root cause analysis is an important activity whenever a problem occurs – whether it is a defect, an operational outage, or something else. Whatever the problem, your objective should be to not only resolve the issue but also prevent it from reoccurring in the future. To do this, you need to determine the root cause […]

Do More by Doing Less

I recently read the book Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap…and Others Don’t by Jim Collins. The book is the outcome of a simple question: how can a good or even mediocre company achieve enduring greatness? A research team worked for five years to answer this question, and Good to Great provides […]

Taking a Break

In order to achieve and maintain optimal performance in any activity, it is important to take breaks. Whether it is a good night’s sleep, a lunch break during the day at work, or a longer annual vacation, the body and mind need recovery time. Trying to operate at 100% capacity all the time will eventually […]

My Experience with Subversion

Subversion is open source version control software that has significantly gained in popularity over the last few years as a replacement for CVS. I have been using Subversion for a while for my personal projects at home. It has generally worked well, but I have encountered a few difficulties along the way. One reason I […]