Too many changes

Boeing’s latest commercial airplane called Dreamliner is a great engineering achievement. This plane incorporates some of the latest most innovative technology available.

Building Dreamliner required a lot of changes some were small incremental other were gigantic. They were more shifts rather than changes. All this created risks, some were anticipated others were not possible to be foreseen. When changes are added one after another after another the probability of problems multiplies dramatically and things can go astray. It can happen to a small company and it can happen to a giants like Boeing with year of practice and experience:

Privately, Boeing officials admit that an all-new plane, a new technology and a new way of working with manufacturers (which involved risk-sharing), was too much novelty all at once.

Read on the full article on The Economist: Nightmareliner

Considering the scale and complexity of the whole project I’m sure there will be some great lessons learned.

Weekly links for 26th of September

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Weekly links for 19th of September

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  1. Take Back Control of Your Work (and Your Life) – Tony Schwartz
  2. Simplify your life – 2011 edition
  3. Getting Things Done (GTD): Using Evernote to Remember Everything
  4. Getting Ready for 2010: My Moleskine Setup
  5. Saving Kindle Notes to Evernote

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Weekly Links 5th of September

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  1. Building a Smarter To-Do List, Part I | 43 Folders
  2. Building a Smarter To-Do List, Part II | 43 Folders
  3. Productivity stories – Lifehacker
  4. The Pmarca Guide to Personal Productivity
  5. Why Working From Your Email Inbox Doesn’t Work

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