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Re^2: Is guessing a good strategy for surviving in the IT business?

by Ratazong (Monsignor)
on Dec 17, 2014 at 21:32 UTC ( #1110679=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Is guessing a good strategy for surviving in the IT business?
in thread Is guessing a good strategy for surviving in the IT business?

A premature decision is the worst decision of all.

In my experience, that's wrong: No decision is definetly the worst decision. If you take a wrong decision, or a premature one, you can always fix it ... but many people/managers tend to wait and wait - till the time of decision-making has passed (and then they are surprised that they get nothing - not even an 80%-solution which can be improved).

Just my (professional) experience - yours may differ!

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Re^3: Is guessing a good strategy for surviving in the IT business?
by BrowserUk (Pope) on Dec 18, 2014 at 05:05 UTC
    but many people/managers tend to wait and wait - till the time of decision-making has passed

    I did say (with added emphasis): "but only if there is no more time in which to acquire more data."; and, and I know its a subtle point, but failing to make a decision, isn't really a decision :)

    It's a fine line (and another decision :), between waiting for more information; and deciding that no more useful information will become available in the time that is left.


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