22.11.14



Look for 3 things in a person : intelligence, energy and integrity. 
If they don't have the last one, don't even bother with the first two. 
(Warren Buffet)

21.11.14


Street art : Ours


50 reasons not to change ... 

Anger is like gasoline. 
If you spray it around and somebody lights a match, 
you've got an inferno. 
[But] if we can put our anger inside an engine, 
it can drive us forward.
  (Scilla Elworthy)

20.11.14

À Nouméa, on habite des gîte. 
 (Laurent Gerra sur RTL)
À Sydney, j'ai vu le phare du dock. 
   (Laurent Gerra sur RTL)
L’IT n’est plus une simple ligne budgétaire. 
C’est le facilitateur de toute stratégie.

(..)

18.11.14



Ce que j'aime avec les anglo-saxons c'est qu'ils ne disent pas 
"prendre un risque" 
mais "
"take a chance!"
(Cyrille de Lasteyrie)

17.11.14


Never lose faith. 
Keep working hard, 
you'll find a way. 

16.11.14

15.11.14

The essence of leadership is being able to see the iceberg 
before it hits the Titanic.
(Arianna Huffington)

Are you too busy to innovate ? 

14.11.14


Are you to busy to improve ? 


Il faut être "EXILLIANT"
soit EXIgeant et bienveILLANT

(concept PBE)
 
I'm too busy working on y own grass
to notice if yours is greener.
 

13.11.14


Be STRONG ....

I whispered to my WIFI signal

12.11.14

 
A user interface is like a joke.
If you have to explain it,
it's not that good.
 

11.11.14

If you’re not prepared to be wrong, 
you’ll never come up with anything original.
 (Ken Robinson)
- Nodoby leaves here until we find a wy to finish the project on time
- What can we for not wasting our time and stay focused on our tasks ? 
- We can stop meeting and get back to code right now ? 

10.11.14



It doesn't matter how many ressources you have....

If you don't know how to use them, 
it will never be enough.

9.11.14

When you assume
you make an ass out of u and me. 
(Thanks Red. H.)

Keep calm
and
love polar bears.


Vu ce jour "10 ans de mariage".  Souvent hilarant. Parfois émouvant. 

- Hollande : On en est où ? 
- Valls : Seulement à mi-mandale !

8.11.14


The look you have 
when you hit (monthly) target. 

7.11.14

What to choose ? 
6 single-month long projects or a single 6-month long project ?  


All roads that lead to success
have to pass through
hard work boulevard at some point. 

6.11.14


Dear Optimist, Pessimist and Realist. Thanks you. 
While you guys were arguing about the glass of water, I drank it. 
(Opportunist)

5.11.14

Ce n’est pas l’esprit qui fait les opinions, c’est le cœur .
   (Charles de Secondat)

- Do you have an idea for your project yet ?
- No I'm waiting for inspiration
- You can't just turn on creativity like a faucet. 
You have to be in the right mood. 
- What mood is that ? 
- Last-minute panic.
(Calvin...)


Laziness ....

4.11.14


Lorsque souffle le vent du changement, 
certains construisent des murs, 
d'autres des moulins.
(Proverbe chinois)

3.11.14

 
Old ways
won't
open New doors


 
La vie ne nous prévient jamais et n'annonce pas la couleur.
On s'adapte ou on meurt.

1.11.14

When I hear somebody sigh, "Life is hard," 
I am always tempted to ask, "Compared to what?"

(Sydney J. Harris)


 
Hunger kills more than Ebola,
but it's not considered a significant problem
since rich people can't die of it.

Friday : Push To Prod > Scary !
(Halloween)



31.10.14

Project management is … 
The art of creating the illusion that any outcome
 is the result of a series of predetermined, deliberate acts 
when, in fact, it was dumb luck. 
    (Harold Kerzner, 1995)
Don’t use a sledgehammer to crack a walnut’, 
but equally don’t agree important things informally where there is a chance of a disagreement later over what was agreed. 
     (Colin Bentley, 199)

Danger Réalité 
Attention une dose trop forte de réalité peut gravement 
nuire à la qualité de vos rêves.
Toujours se protéger par une couche épaisse d'illusion



Meetnaping : the tendency to kidnap a colleague 
by forcing him to attend a useless meeting


- I need a budget estimate for my project. 
But don't have a scope or a design for it yet. 
- Okay. My estimate is $3.583.729
- You don't know anything about my project
- That makes two of us. 

30.10.14

Those who plan do better than those who do not plan 
even though they rarely stick to their plan. 

(Winston Churchill)
Know when to cut your losses if necessary. 
Don't let your desire to succeed be the enemy of good judgment. 
If Napoleon had left Moscow immediately, 
he may have returned with a salvageable army.
 (Jerry Manas, 2002)
 
With computers seem to have a lot of spare time ...

29.10.14

If it is not documented, it doesn't exist. 
As long as information is retained in someone's head, it is vulnerable to loss.
   (Louis Fried, 1992)
L is for the way you look at me
O is for the only one I see
V is very, very extraordinary
E is even more than anyone that you adore can

Love is all that I can give to you
Love is more than just a game for two
Two in love can make it
Take my heart and please don't break it
Love was made for me and you
(Nat King Cole, Love)

Design vs User Experience

28.10.14

Why do so many professionals say they are project managing,
when what they are actually doing is fire fighting?
   (Colin Bentley, 1997)

Ninety percent of the game is half mental.
(Yogi Berra)

27.10.14


- Life could be worse, Calvin
- Life could be a lot better too! 


You may con a person into committing to an unreasonable deadline
but you cannot bully them into meeting it. 
(Edward, Butler, Hill & Russel; 1997)

26.10.14


I stand upon my desk 
to remind myself that
we must constantly 
look at things
in a different way. 
(Dead Poets Society)

25.10.14


20% of people do 80% of the work. 
80% of the people think that they are these 20% 

24.10.14

One good test is worth a thousand expert opinions. 
  tWernher von Braun)


Success is not final, failure si not fatal;
it is the courage to continue that counts. 
(Winston Churchill)

23.10.14

It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.
(Theodore Roosevelt, Citizenship in a Republic; Paris, France – 1910)

22.10.14




Dear Life, 
When I asked if my day could get worse, 
It was a rhetorical question,  
not a challenge. 


You must remain focused on your journey to greatness. 
(Les Brown)

21.10.14

Il court il court le furet
....
Il est passé par ici, il repassera par là… le furet du bois Mesdames
If you can interpret project status data in several different ways,
only the most painful interpretation will be correct.
Tous les hommes sont menteurs, inconstants, faux, bavards, hypocrites, orgueilleux et lâches, méprisables et sensuels ; 
toutes les femmes sont perfides, artificieuses, vaniteuses, curieuses et dépravées ; 
le monde n’est qu’un égout sans fond où les phoques les plus informes rampent et se tordent sur des montagnes de fange ; 
mais s’il y a au monde une chose sainte et sublime, c’est l’union de deux de ces êtres si imparfaits et si affreux.
 (Alfred de Musset)
et bien ... 


C'est impossible, dit la Fierté
C'est risqué, dit l'Expérience
C'est sans issue, dit la Raison, 
Essayons, murmure le Coeur
(William Arthur Ward)