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Refactoring Stream-Of-Thought Management

Refactoring not only helps improve the mechanical quality of code; it also helps you learn from your code. When refactoring, you converge on better models. Right now, your code works, but it may feel tense, even a bit brittle. Refactoring reveals the implicit model, which...
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Top Down Or Bottom Up

Top Down Or Bottom Up
“In the industries these companies are in, you have entrenched companies that wake up every day trying to put them out of business,” Messina says. “The existing rules and regulations were not built for disruptive technology, and part of America’s success has been allowing disruptive...
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Lessons Learned From Seattle’s Tunneling Project

Lessons Learned From Seattle Tunneling Project
According to Oxford professor Bent Flyvbjerg, megaprojects in the past 70 years have consistently come in over budget while delivering less than half of their promised monetary benefit.  … His research on megaprojects has been cited by both backers and critics of the tunnel.  Nine...
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Is Discrimination Undermining Your Project?

Is Discrimination Undermining Your Project
[Ellen] Pao has also raised an incident in which one of the firm’s senior partners, former Hewlett-Packard Chairman Ray Lane, asked her and another female colleague to take notes at a partners meeting. “I just froze, I wasn’t sure what to do,” Pao testified on...
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Ya Gotta Know What Is Normal

Ya Gotta Know What Is Normal
TaKaDu’s software establishes a baseline of “normal behavior” within each network.  The better it understands normal patterns of water flow throughout the day, the more accurately it can detect aberrations that indicate a leak or a burst. It knows that water flows are highest in...
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