Friday, May 2, 2014

RISC design principles for project management

When David A. Patterson and Carlo H. Sequin designed the first RISC processors in the beginning of the 80s they soon realized that designing instructions that could be issued (started) quickly was the key to good performance. While the initial emphasis was on simple instructions that could be executed quickly, they learned, that how long an instruction actually took mattered less than how many could be started per second.
I learned that the same principles apply to good project management in the last few years. Thanks RISC designers!