Subject A joke
Author Helen Borrie
A software engineer, hardware engineer and departmental manager were on
their way to a meeting in Switzerland. They were driving down a steep
mountain road when suddenly the brakes failed. The car careened out of
control, bouncing off guard rails until it finally ground to a halt along
the mountainside.

The occupants of the car were unhurt, but they had a problem. They were
stuck halfway down the mountain in a car with no brakes.

"I know" said the manager. "Let's have a meeting, propose a Vision,
formulate a Mission Statement, define some Goals, and through a process of
Continuous Improvement, find a solution to the Critical Problems and we'll
be on our way."

"No," said the hardware engineer. "I've got my Swiss army knife with me. I
can strip down the car's braking system, isolate the fault, fix it, and
we'll be on our way."

"Wait," said the software engineer. "Before we do anything, shouldn't we
push the car back to the top of the mountain and see if it happens again?"