- Often, people making requests for information do not know exactly what information they are asking for. Make sure you and that person are in total agreement as to what your product will look like and what questions it will answer before you begin your work.
- We do not have the option of turning down projects, but we do have options regarding how we approach a project. Before you begin, reflect upon which approach -
- Would bring you the most peace of mind and the most increased understanding of worldly things and processes;
- Would bring the most outcome for the least effort;
- Would be of the highest quality in the time allowed;
- Would become the most maintainable way of doing the same thing in the future, should that become necessary.
- When you have finished your quality control of a project, ask yourself if there is anything else you could do in the time available to make you feel any more comfortable about its accuracy and format. If the answer is ‘yes,’ do it. If the answer is ‘no,’ you’re finished. Push it out and move on.
- Report the truth as you know it, and report the limitation of your ability to know it. Seek comfort in both.
Inspired by Standing Order Number 4: Tell the truth about what you see and what you do. There is an army depending on us for correct information. You can lie all you please when you tell other folks about the Rangers, but don’t never lie to a Ranger or Officer.(from Standing Orders of Rogers’ Rangers, 1759.)