Feb 10, 2010

Fool me once?

Human Performance tools are varied, but one that works in everyday life as well as professional life is QV&V - Qualify, Validate and Verify.

One way to think of QV&V is as a contiual loop of:  Observe, Analyze, Act.

  • Observe your surroundings (what has changed)
  • Analyzing what you "see" (what has been done so far)
  • Acting on this information (address new issues, communicate changes and continue the task)
Your environment will change as you progress through your task, your day, or your life.  It is important to monitor the information available to you (continuous self-feedback), to recognize hazards and make appropriate adjustements.

The most important aspect of this to me is: Trust, but Verify.  As the old idiom goes, "Fool me once, shame on you; Fool me twice, shame on me"


  1. Geeze...does this warrant laughter or tears!!! I'm going with laughter at the moment. :)

  2. Laughing yet, thinking how pathetic.

  3. Well said. I'm laughin and having a hard time being able to type...LOL


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