This is a simple little article that’s worth reading. I don’t agree with every point made but all 18 are interesting and every one of them leads to some introspection on how it compares with the situations I have come across over the years. It’s nice and concise with unusually good reading time to value ratio.
Thanks for Rodolfo Velasco for pointing this article out. Somewhat related, some time back I wrote up some of what I’ve come across over the years on how to avoid systems failing: