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The Opposite of Luck

January 25, 2010

Of course after I blog about 7 great things my rss feeder sends me 7 sinful things. Check out The Opposite of Luck blog. One reason I like it is because it's a general IT blog - no security wonks. For some reason it makes me happy to see general IT struggle with the same challenges as security and remind me we're all in the same cost center. (I'll tie into this when we get into Role Definitions as part of the Magnificent 7).

 

Case in point is this story linked from OOL. 7 deadly sins of IT. Perhaps I'm obsessed with IT security but the security specific examples jumped off the screen as I read these. I guess we're not so special after all...

 

Here are the seven. Follow the link for a bit more detail but they're pretty self explanatory.

 

- Over-reliance on Availability as a Quality Metric

 

- Assuming that No News is Good News

 

- Under-Utilizing Charts, Graphs to Understand Key Trends

 

- Hoping Unresolved Problems Won't Reoccur

 

- Relying Upon Firefighting and Heroics

 

- Allowing New Functionality to Trump Production Quality

 

- No Specific Quality Improvement Goals

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