Procrastination hack: '(10+2)*5' Following on the idea of the procrastination dash and Jeff’s progressive dash, I’ve been experimenting with a squirelly new system to pound through my procrastinated to-do list. Brace yourself, because it is a bit more byzantine than is Merlin 2005’s newly stripped-down habit. It’s called (10+2)*5, and today it will save your ass. Who it’s for
LOTAR: LOTAR 3D CAD with PMI Goals and Objectives The 3D Mechanic Domain covers the definition of the physical shape of a component, the positioning of components within an assembly, and the information about shape, such as tolerances or surface finish, which constrains the results of a manufacturing process, but does not specify the process itself. The Domain also covers the ‘explicit representation’ which refers to the mathematical representation of the final result of the CAD model. From the designer's point of view, it corresponds to the 3D shape (points, curves, surfaces, solids etc.).
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Timeboxing Timeboxing is a simple time management technique I use often. I first learned about it in software development terms. Let’s say you have a fixed deadline for a new product you need to release, such as an annual upgrade to software for calculating income taxes. Plant Models It can be challenging to derive a plant model that is of sufficient fidelity to be useful, capturing the non-linear effects and system dynamics that are important for control system design. In addition to the powerful Enginuity tool for engine controls development, SimuQuest has developed a number of other plant models (and corresponding algorithms). These plant and algorithm models, implemented in native Simulink, are commercially available and have saved clients a lot of valuable development time. SimuQuest plant models have been developed and validated against dynamic measurement data to achieve sufficient fidelity for comprehensive model-based design.
Time Boxing is an Effective Getting Things Done Strategy Given a task, there are essentially two ways we can approach it. Either, we can work as hard as we can until it is “done” or we can fix the amount of time we have available and do the “best” we can. The latter approach is known as “Time boxing“. Time boxing is a very simple technique we often use in software development. Agile Development Blog … no matter if it’s agile, Scrum, Kanban, SAFe, lean, XP or some mix of these methodologies. Project managers want to track progress in any software development project, small or large. Sometimes they want to track progress not only in one, but in many projects at a time, and they want to be able to do this fast and conveniently. A timeline is a a visual management tool that helps accomplish this.