Daily Post 1254
VALIDATE, VALIDATE & VALIDATE!
If we validate everything in the real world, what are the chances of failure? If validation is an in built part of our thought process or do we do testing and testing reports to take care of the compliance issues or prove it to the world that everything is fine. What is of paramount importance is the attitude of keeping everything fair and transparent and even beyond that the ultimate behavioural trait of taking shortcomings as the method to learn.
We generally get our ideas validated by the persons who are likely to concur. The disbelief you see on nearly every face when anyone trashes ideas based on hard facts. When it is thought bad manners to criticise somebody, the process of validation does not even start. It become crazier when in technical projects even the mandated validations are done in a cursory manner. The user acceptance test being done in a test bed!
For the Beijing Olympics the TETRA Public Safety Communication network was physically ready nearly two years in advance and then its was testing and validation endlessly. When actually the Olympics finally arrived there was no question of failure. Unvalidated on the bandwidth actual requirements our GSM telephony fails on a regular basis. In the the London Olympics the IT systems were tested only two hundred thousand times.
Most of our failures happen because of lack of validation. We want to keep everything a secret and to oneself and simultaneously want it to be a major success, that is not going to happen. Projects are build on validations as each activity and stage in build on the other. DailyPost is a perfect example of open public domain validations. How many of our writers even bother about validation? The veil of secrecy for personal, professional or business gain cannot upstage mass scale validation.
MASS SCALE VALIDATION IS ONE SIMPLE WAY OF HITTING THE MAGIC RECIPE.