02 July 2009

The Wisdom of Engineers, Part 2

Remember how I told you that I'm surrounded by engineers in my family? Well, engineers, aside from knowing lots of good jokes about themselves, frequently come up with a lot of wisdom.

One of my favorite engineering sayings is:

"Cheap - Good - Fast. Pick two."

Needless to say, I think this concept has applications far outside the world of engineering.

(Many of you will attribute this to the project management concept of the Iron Triangle. But I heard it from engineers first, so I credit them.)



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