Saturday, October 2, 2010

Musings on Judgment

No doubt you've seen this quote many times: "Good judgment comes from experience, and experience comes from bad judgment"

I ran across this corollary: "A superior Program Manager uses his/her superior judgment to avoid situations that require superior skills"

So, what is this thing called "judgement".

The FAA, our Federal Aviation Administration, thinks a lot about judgment. Here is what they say in one of their manuals:
Judgment is the mental process by which [people] recognize, analyze, and evaluate information about themselves, the [project] and the external environment

What is the FAA's advice on improving judgment skills? Teach decision making and then follow-up with experience-building situations.

Works for me!

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