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These articles cover a variety of issues surrounding the work we do and the models we use. We hope that you find them useful.

The Ugly Duckling by H. C. Andersen

It was lovely summer weather in the country, and the golden corn, the green oats, and the haystacks piled up in the meadows looked beautiful. The stork walking about on…

Essential Truth by Descartes

Abstract taken from ‘Discourse on Method’ by René Descartes that inquirs in general into what is essential to the truth and certainty of a proposition.

Teach Yourself Programming In Ten Years

This article, ‘Teach Yourself Programming in Ten Years’, by Peter Norvig shows how hard it is to bcome an excellent programmer. Deliberate practice is key. Ugly Duckling teaches programming and…

The Science of Shoveling

At the turn of the twentieth century Frederick Taylor gave birth to ‘Scientific Management’. This movement is credited to be the first to use scientific methods to explore how manufacturing…

What Is The PDSA?

The Plan-Do-Study-Act Cycle (PDSA) is a continuous improvement method that is at the heart of both Lean Manufacturing and Agile Software Development. PDSA is simple way to design experiments.  Although…