Quotations by Title

Active Requirements Analysis by Suzanne Robertson and James Robertson

Aesthetics of Programming by Donald Knuth

Artful Making by Rob Austin and Lee Devin

The Art of Progress by Alfred North Whitehead

Behind the Times by Matthew Stewart

Belief in Impossible Things by Tom DeMarco and Timothy Lister

Careful, thoughtful, small, practical efforts by Joseph L. Badaracco, Jr.

The Celestial Teapot by Bertrand Russell

The Challenge of Swing by Wynton Marsalis

The Change Dilemma by Sydney Harris

Cockpits with Instruments Controlled by Gremlins by Robert D. Austin

A Coke is a Coke by Andy Warhol

The Columbia Disaster by Dennis Stauffer

Computer Programming Remains a Black Art by Steve Lohr

Conceptual Integrity by Fred Brooks

Conservatives and Progressives by G. K. Chesterton

Constraints by Gene Kim, Kevin Behr and George Spafford

Control Over Plans and Commitments by Watts Humphrey

Conventional Views by John Kenneth Galbraith

Cost of Education by Derek Bok

The Craftsman's Satisfactions by Steve Lohr

Daily Acts of Trivia by Robert Heinlein

A Dark Procession by Margery Allingham

Deferred Design Decisions by Joel Spolsky

Delegation is a Slippery Slope by Michael Lopp

The Design Document is a Source Code Listing by Jack W. Reeves

Design is the fundamental soul of a human-made creation by Steve Jobs

Design Patterns by Benjamin L. Kovitz

Desirable Employee Attributes by Joel Spolsky

The difference between construction and creation by G. K. Chesterton

Difficulty of Requirements Discovery by Alan M. Davis

The Discomfort of Thought by John F. Kennedy

Déjà Vu All Over Again by Yogi Berra

Do the Right Thing by Mark Twain

Dreams Come True by John Updike

Drive-Through Coding by William J. Brown, Hays W. McCormick III and Scott W. Thomas

Easy Solutions by H. L. Mencken

Education and Genius by Benjamin Franklin

Elimination of Programmers by Gerald Weinberg

Engineers and Designers by Michael Lopp

The Enormous Extension of our Being by C. S. Lewis

Entertain a Thought by Aristotle

Environment Creation Integrated into the Development Process by Gene Kim, Kevin Behr and George Spafford

Equals by John Lennon

ESPN president meets Steve Jobs by Tom Shales and James Andrew Miller

Every Body cries, a Union is absolutely necessary by Benjamin Franklin

Everybody Has Some Important Pieces of the Truth by Ken Wilber

Evolving System Structures by Mary Poppendieck and Tom Poppendieck

Extensible Systems by Bob Lewis

Faster Horses by Henry Ford

A First-Rate Intelligence by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Focus on High Performers by Marcus Buckingham and Curt Coffman

The Four Categories of IT Work by Gene Kim, Kevin Behr and George Spafford

The Four-Fold Way by Angeles Arrien

Freedom of Expression in Business by Tom Peters and Robert H. Waterman Jr.

Fuzzy Concept by Ansel Adams

Good Management is Like The Beatles by Steve Jobs

Good Mission Statements by Bob Lewis

Great Design comes from Great Designers by Fred Brooks

Great minds discuss ideas by Eleanor Roosevelt

Hard Discipline of Reasonableness and Honesty by Gilbert Murray

The hedgehog and the fox by Isaiah Berlin

Herding Software Engineers by Watts Humphrey

Integrity and Conviction by Wynton Marsalis

Intellectual Debate by John Stuart Mill

Intranet Maintenance by Jakob Nielsen

Introduction of a new order of things by Niccolò Machiavelli

An Intuitive Taste for People and Products by Bill Gates

Involve the Team in Every Decision by Michael Lopp

It's Content by Steve Jobs

Java by Peter van der Linden

Judgments of Users by Nathaniel Borenstein

Just Enough Requirements by Alan M. Davis

Keep Creating throughout the Construction Process by Eric Abrahamson and David H. Freeman

Key Software Problems by Watts Humphrey

Leaders are the Primary Source of Energy by James M. Morgan and Jeffrey K. Liker

Lean by Jim Womack

Learning from Experience by Peter Senge

Level of Requirements Detail by Alan M. Davis

Levels of Development by Ken Wilber

Lists of Requirements by Alan M. Davis

Little things seen largely by Otto Jespersen

Magic Answers to Software Crisis by Watts Humphrey

The Makers of Things by Barack Obama

Management Intuition by Henry Mintzberg

Managers Can't Forget How to Develop Software by Michael Lopp

Men Fear Thought by Bertrand Russell

Merely a Muddle by Michael Innes

The Mind-Numbing Bureaucracy of Centralized Control by Donald G Reinertsen

Minute Particulars by William Blake

Model II Decision-Making by Chris Argyris and Donald Schön

Model II Values by Chris Argyris and Donald Schön

More Popular than Jesus by John Lennon

The Most Fundamental Lean Measurement is Cycle Time by Mary Poppendieck and Tom Poppendieck

Motionless Work Products by Donald G Reinertsen

Multiple Design Approaches by Alan M. Davis

My conscience got the best of me by Jeffrey Liker and Michael Hoseus

Nirvana Antipattern by William J. Brown, Hays W. McCormick III and Scott W. Thomas

No Silver Bullet by Edward Yourdon

Once-a-week Meetings by Michael Lopp

One test result by Wernher Von Braun

Only Connect by E. M. Forster

Open Source Development Styles by Eric S. Raymond

The Other Side of Complexity by Oliver Wendell Holmes

Outcomes by Gene Kim, Kevin Behr and George Spafford

Paper Mill by DeMarco, Tom, Hruschka, Peter, Lister, Tim, McMenamin, Steve, Robertson, James and Suzanne Robertson

People Don't Know What They Want Until You Show It To Them by Steve Jobs

The Philosophy of Jazz by Wynton Marsalis

Plot, Plan, Calculate or Postulate by Henry Miller

Postel’s Law by Jon Postel

The Power of Thought by Ken Dymond

Preparing Managers to Manage by Matthew Stewart

Price of Success by Frank Lloyd Wright

Principle of Least Astonishment by George Brackett

Product development is a reactive process by Michael N. Kennedy

Progress Depends on Retentiveness by George Santayana

Progress Depends on the Unreasonable Man by George Bernard Shaw

Prototyping No Substitute for Analysis and Design by Larry Constantine and Lucy Lockwood

Puzzling Aspect of Waterfall Development by Mary Poppendieck and Tom Poppendieck

Quality Matters by Dambisa Moyo

Real Creation is Sloppy by Scott Berkun

Relieving Ignorance by Matthew Stewart

Reorganizing by Robert Townsend

Requirements Elicitation, Triage and Specification by Alan M. Davis

The Rhythm Section Could Run The Band by Levon Helm

Rigorous Software Inspections by Robert L. Glass

Role of Managers by James M. Morgan and Jeffrey K. Liker

The Sanctity and Importance of Sudden Death by Margery Allingham

Satisfied Employees are In the Know by Beverly Kaye and Sharon Jordan-Evans

Seeing the Bigger Picture from Multiple Angles by Jeff Bezos and Jason Fried

SEI Maturity Models by Edward Yourdon

Serviceable Things, But Not Great Things by Steve Lohr

Shareholder Value by Jack Welch

Simple Things Should be Simple by Alan Kay

Simplicity and Complexity by Albert Einstein

Simplicity as a Design Goal by Scott Jenson

A Simplicity Shift by Scott Jenson

Six Impossible Things Before Breakfast by Lewis Carroll

Small and Obscure Deeds by Albert Schweitzer

Software Designer as Communications Artist by Paul Heckel

Software more than Code by Tom Gilb

Software Much More Plastic Than Hardware by Steve Lohr

Solution Reuse by Benjamin L. Kovitz

Stakeholder Capitalism by Frank W. Abrams

Starting with Firm Requirements by Watts Humphrey

Start with the Customer Experience by Steve Jobs

The Status of Each as an Amateur by Edmund Crispin

Steve Jobs Ideals by Ron Johnson

Stopping the Production Line by Teruyuki Minoura

Successful Planning by Dashiell Hammett

The Supreme Goal of All Theory by Albert Einstein

System Architects as Storytellers by Alistair Cockburn

System Simplification by Larry Constantine and Lucy Lockwood

Taking a Fence Down by G. K. Chesterton

Talented People by Watts Humphrey

Technical Debt by Gene Kim, Kevin Behr and George Spafford

Technology and Productivity by Mark Hurst

Technology married with the humanities by Steve Jobs

Template Zombies by Tom DeMarco, Peter Hruschka, Tim Lister, Steve McMenamin, James Robertson and Suzanne Robertson

Ten Commandments for Teachers by Bertrand Russell

Ten Deploys a Day by Gene Kim, Kevin Behr and George Spafford

Thinking's a Dizzy Business by Dashiell Hammett

Those Sharp, Scratchy, Harsh, Almost Unpleasant Guys by Thomas J. Watson, Jr

The Three Ways by Gene Kim, Kevin Behr and George Spafford

Torturing the Data by Darrell Huff

The Toyota Chief Engineer by James M. Morgan and Jeffrey K. Liker

The Trick in Keeping Bands Together by Bruce Springsteen

The Ultimate Democracy by Paul McCartney

Underlying Intent of Process Improvement by Tom Gilb

The Underlying Principle of the Problem by Steve Jobs

User Interface Architectures by Larry Constantine and Lucy Lockwood

User Interfaces Don't Exist by Scott Jenson

Value-Added by Donald G Reinertsen

Value of Coding and Testing by Jim Highsmith

Vital and Significant Forms of Art by Raymond Chandler

We are Doing our Best by Winston Churchill

We don't even own suits by Apple

We have wonderful arguments by Steve Jobs

We Like to Think of Ourselves as Winners by Tom Peters and Robert H. Waterman Jr.

We Must Respect the Other Fellow's Religion by H. L. Mencken

We Need a Place to Stand by John Bacon and Ed Zeiders

What Constitutes a Work Center by Gene Kim, Kevin Behr and George Spafford

What do you mean, six months? by Ringo Starr

When you can measure what you are speaking about by Lord Kelvin

Where the Puck is Going to Be by Steve Jobs

A Word is Worth a Thousand Pictures by Bruce Tognazzini

A Work Ethic Gone Mad by Matthew Stewart

Work, Soul and Life by Albert Camus

You Get What You Design For by Gene Kim, Kevin Behr and George Spafford