TL;DR: probabilities are so darn counter-intuitive, that one should not rely on "99% accuracies". Imagine you seek out your doctor because of a chronic case of hypochondria. All tests covered by your insurance turn out negative and your doctor tells you to man up and live with it. Being a House M.D. fan you refuse … Continue reading The improbable fallacy
The problem with standardisation
Standards are a double-edged sword Subbu Allamaraju, CTO Expedia, https://m.subbu.org/lessons-from-2019-5beb64e63bc7 TL;DR: Standardisation reduces the dimensionality of a problem space thus eliminating possibilities for optimisation. Standards reduce the number dimensions of a problem space Consolidation initiatives aim at reducing the number of domains in a problem space in order to make problem handling easier: reduce the … Continue reading The problem with standardisation
Any observed statistical regularity will tend to collapse once pressure is placed upon it for control purposes. Goodhart's law (source Wikipedia) Or, in other words, once you tell people "improve that KPI or else", that KPI will be abused to the point of becoming useless: the KPI will improve, but the overall quality/speed/cost (pick a … Continue reading Goodhart’s law
Digitalisation vs. Automation: it is about capabilities
A pre-digital organisation focuses on efficient processes implementation; a digital organisation focuses on capabilities.
DILBERT © Scott Adams. Used By permission of ANDREWS MCMEEL SYNDICATION. All rights reserved. Technical debt is the amount of work needed to decrease the total cost of a product. Me The classical definition doesn't work Technical debt (TD) is intuitively easy to grasp as an inherent quality/complexity issue that makes a product hard to … Continue reading Technical Debt