Sunday, 7 November 2010

Check List Manefesto

I've just finished reading the 'Check List Manifesto'.  Good book about how to use check lists correctly to manage the risk in complex systems.  Some ideas:

  • There are two types of check list: Do-Confrim and read-do.  Use them in the correct place
  • Check lists need to happen at the correct pause points
  • You mush test check-lists before rolling them out
  • They need to be fast enough to be actually used.  Focus on dangerous stuff that gets missed rather than being overly comprehensive
  • Check lists are about team-building as much as directly performing QA

Tuesday, 2 November 2010

Favourite Kids' Polar Explorers Book

I had trouble finding this on Amazon the other day.  For the record, my current favourite book on polar explorers aimed at children is 'Polar Adventures' by Paul Dowswell.