What caught my attention recently: Efficiency vs. Effectiveness
Figure: Early enough to learn to code efficiently. flickr
I heard a talk from a fellow Scrum trainer that led me dig more into these 2 terms: "efficiency" and "effectiveness".
The way I remember them is
“Being effective is about doing the right things, while being efficient is about doing the things right.”
- Which one is more important? “efficiency" or "effectiveness”
- Which one should you focus on?
- Which one could be improved in your project?
- How do you measure those two?
Figure: Are you doing something efficiently? Should you focus more on effectiveness?
Picture taken from Henrik Kniebergs slide deck: "The Thinking Tool Called Agile” –> Check it out
Some links to dig into that topic
The difference between "efficiency" and "effectiveness".
Outsourcing and efficiency/effectiveness
The 3 Pillars of Personal Effectiveness
Is productivity a combination of efficiency and effectiveness?