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  • The ETTO Principle: Efficiency-Thoroughness Trade-Off
  • by Erik Hollnagel
  • Read: Sep 10, 2014
The ETTO Principle: Efficiency-Thoroughness Trade-Off book cover

It’s no secret that I’m interested in human factors and system safety and how to apply lessons learned to our field of creating and managing complex computer systems. So it also shouldn’t be a surprise that this book really hit home for me. It’s well written and touches on a myriad of different aspects about how we trade off thoroughness for efficiency and how production pressure changes our way of making decisions. It’s a pretty fast read and I really enjoyed it. It also has a huge references and related literature section following each chapter which makes it great to start diving deeper into the topic.