Thursday, January 27, 2005

Learning from Failure

Having worked in IT for many years, I have seen a lot of failure. I do not consider failure as being a bad thing. In IT in many cases it can be a good thing. Sometimes when things go very wrong, initially no one may know what is the cause of a problem. A series of failures can be like bread crumbs leading to the real problem. Being a good sleuth to read, understand and interpret the failures as to what are they telling us, leading us, or NOT telling us is just as important.

Having a problem and having no failures to help guide you to a successful resolution can take a lot of time and resources. It can be very frustrating just trying to identify the root cause of a problem.

So I embrace failure as a key to solving the root of a problem.

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