It’s July and as the temperatures rise here in the US, I’m
looking forward to summertime cook-outs, vacations, and sipping a cool beverage
Summer is my favorite season,
so every Spring I enjoy the anticipation by trying my hand at gardening.
But looking in the backyard now, while all my
neighbors’ gardens are flourishing, mine only shows a handful of green tomatoes,
unhealthy squash, and fist-sized watermelons.
This happened last year,
After all that springtime effort
and investment, this is maddening!
My Fruit &
Vegetable Development Problem
My garden can be described with one word: meh. My frustration reminds me of the challenges
that product development executives share with us in early meetings – unable to
achieve their expected return, inconsistent product information, can’t produce
the final product on time nor on budget, not sure what caused defects, no way
to tell if a project is bad and needs refocusing or abandoning, and so on.
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