Date: Fri, 9 Sep 2005 11:54:38 -0700
Reply-To: David L Cassell <davidlcassell@MSN.COM>
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From: David L Cassell <davidlcassell@MSN.COM>
Subject: Re: Analysis of Surveys
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dc>> Still, nothing can really save your analysis once the bad design has
dc>> been implemented, or once the good design was destroyed by bad
dc>> or bad fieldwork, or ...
>I tell programmers much the same thing about database design, and they
>don't listen to me any more than they listen to you ;>
The same is true about anything with the word 'design' in it.
QA plan designs.
Business model designs.
>Bad designs don't change to good designs; they have to die out before
>good designs can replace them.
Sometimes you can take the Dogbert approach and help that bad design..
right over a cliff. Not in the Randal Schwartz 'go to jail for pointing out
serious flaws in an illegal way' approach. Keep it more Machiavellian.
"That's a really interesting idea. But doesn't that conflict with your
model? So, how many millions of dollars has this cost you guys so far?"
:-) :-) :-)
David L. Cassell
3115 NW Norwood Pl.
Corvallis OR 97330
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