Forcing Functions

Do you have a favorite set of forcing functions?  In patterns & practices, one of our forcing functions is building a slide deck.  Building a deck is a forcing function because it forces us to distill the points, close down on issues, identify what we know, don’t know and need to know next in a fairly constrained way.  It helps to balance our elaboration on certain issues.

I like to use blog posts as a forcing function.  There’s plenty of topics I could write books on, but I like using a post as a forcing function to chunk something down into a nugget of insight, or a collection of nuggets of insight.

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  1. I like to learn from everyone around me.  One of my most influential mentors has been my manager,

  2. Justin says: