The "founder" of TMI asks, How much is more analysis worth?
Just because something can be done doesn’t mean that it should be done.
A few customer encounters this past month caused an issue to ricochet around in my mind like a 1970s pinball machine. I’m referring to a trap we’ve all fallen into: analysis paralysis.
Three interrelated definitions I have for analysis paralysis are worth enumerating:
It’s not that analysis or expensive tools aren’t good, but their employment is an optimization process.
Relative to the above, I can’t and won’t lecture on trying to rely on overanalyzing things or using “too much information” as if I have a solid handle on it. When non-engineers say to me, “That’s TMI,” I say, “I invented TMI.”
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