| Innovar Attends Anaplan Hub 2014
From 12-14th May, Anaplanners from around the world, including Innovar gathered in the beautiful city of San Francisco to be part of something special; Hub2014.
In addition to the networking, meeting many old friends and work colleagues and developing new partnerships, what were the main stories that came out of the event?
Innovar's Thoughts on the UK's Economic Growth during 2014
Are you in denial where your spreadsheets are concerned?
I came across this quote and it got me thinking just how much 'denial' is there in the world of spreadsheets?
"There is literature on denial, which focuses on illness and the fact that many people with terminal illnesses deny the seriousness of their condition or the need to take action. Apparently, what is very difficult and unpleasant to do is difficult to contemplate. Although denial has only been studied extensively in the medical literature, it is likely to appear whenever required actions are difficult or onerous. Given the effortful nature of spreadsheet testing, developers may be victims of denial, which may manifest itself in the form of overconfidence in accuracy so that extensive testing will not be needed". Ray Panko, 2003
World Cup Planning: An Armchair Guide
Planning in our house can be something of a hit and miss affair. Actually, no, scrap that. Planning in our house is something of a hit and miss affair if left to my husband. He has many fine qualities... general forward planning is not, for the most part, one of them. Having said that, there are exceptions. As a teacher, his lessons are meticulously planned; as a Dad his parental swimming rota is planned weeks in advance; and when embarking on his latest fitness enterprise the planning is nothing short of military; the latest quest is in response to a Men's Health article which proclaims, "You, too, can have a body like Wolverine"...yes, quite.
"By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail."