Friday, October 31, 2008

Templates available in GERMAN

I translated two kinds of templates to German, in case you need them in that language.

Both is Tom Gilb's work, although I took the table from Ryan Shriver.

Monday, October 13, 2008

How to Tell Principles from Paradigms

Name: How to Tell Principles from Paradigms
Type: Principles (or Paradigms :-?)
Status: final
Version: 2008-10-13
Source: Covey, 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

Gist: If you - like me - like to be picky with words sometimes, here's a nice explanation on two words we use over and over again. It started me thinking about what I give the 'principles' tag here on my blog. I will put more work on all the existing principles here, in order to better distinguish principles from other things.

Principles describe the way things are, like the law of gravity.
Principles represent natural laws, the reality
Principles are sustainable and timeless
Principles are self-evident & self-validating
Principles can't be faked, you're not in control of them
Principles will remain constant and universal
Principles ultimately govern

Paradigms are mental images of the way things are. ´Hence, a paradigm can be some one's mental image of a principle.
Paradigms represent implicit assumptions of our lives
Paradigms are projection of our background
Paradigms reveals my world view, my autobiography
Paradigms can change with my thinking

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Impact Estimation Table Template for free download

Courtesy of Ryan Shriver I translated his Impact Estimation Table template into GERMAN. Go here to download it.

The above link to the german table will also give you a glimpse on the Wiki project I'm doing: All the posts, i.e. principles, process and rules will be available in a wiki format shortly.