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Monday, 8 March 2010

UK Govt can't see the wood for the trees

Just to illustrate this point, take two minutes and watch this video. How many times do the white team pass the ball between each other? When you have the answer, come back here.....


Right, how many times did the white team pass the ball between each other??

Post your answers below.


P.S. Please don't spoil the post. It's an illustration. Enjoy and play the game!



17 comments:

Igor said...
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Cyberdoyle said...

13 the first time, 14 the second time. Am I missing any?

Hugh said...

I counted 12 but probably missed a couple so I'm saying 14 passes.

Not sure I quite understand how the exercise relates to the UK Gov't though.

Cybersavvy UK said...

Igor's comment removed to give others a chance to watch it!!!

Hugh said...

No! Really? Did I just miss that the first three times I watched? Now I understand how it relates to the UK Gov't (and for that matter, anyone dealing with multiple points of view)

Cyberdoyle said...

OOOOO FFS how did I miss that? and how come Igor is so damned smart anyway?

Cybersavvy UK said...

Well, we know now that Igor obviously isn't a politican!!

Igor said...

You are right :-)))

GuyJ said...
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Cyberdoyle said...

smartass.

Cyberdoyle said...

Really Guy you are too smart for your own good you know... how long did it take or did you suss it right away? my sister did. I didn't. I must be a politician right?

Justin Griggs said...

14??

Justin Griggs said...

14??

Cybersavvy UK said...

Now, watch it again and count the passes between the black team. What do you notice?!!!

mike said...

love to see this discussion! It’s great to see you all working through the issues and also, it’s great to see recommendations for testing. In the end, it’s what your actual users do and prefer that should be your biggest driver in making these decisions.

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SAK said...

This exercise was enlightening. Counting only the white team, I didn't see the walking black "woods" while the "trees" were throwing balls. That totally changed while counting the black "trees". Now I am really curious to hear what this means in relation to the UK Govt.

Cyberdoyle said...

SAK, I guess it means that we don't see the wood for the trees? We are so wrapped up in our own job we miss the bigger picture? We miss opportunity. We don't innovate and grow?