3. The Third Principle: Concurrent Multidiscipline Engineering

“Do everything in parallel, with frequent synchronizations.”

—Michael Cusumano and Richard Selby, Microsoft Secrets, 1995

“As the correct solution of any problem depends primarily on a true understanding of what the problem really is, and wherein lies its difficulty, we may profitably pause upon the threshold of our subject to consider first, in a more general way, its real nature: the causes which impede sound practice; the conditions on which success or failure depends; the directions in which error is most to be feared. Thus we shall attain that great perspective for success in any work—a clear mental perspective, saving us from confusing the obvious with the important, and the ...

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