Welcome to my virtual classroom!
Here you’ll find a baker’s dozen of short videos where I talk about the FIRE (Fast, Inexpensive, Restrained, Elegant) method from my first book. Each video is a low-res, bite-sized story (FIRE in action!) that concludes with a specific take-away you can immediately apply to your current project. Watch one, watch two, watch ’em all! If you find this helpful, I hope you’ll invite your friends to check them out too.
Video #1: Introduction to FIRE & Heuristics (4:27)
Video #2: Understanding Complexity – The Dishwasher Story (4:57)
Video #3: Case Study: Mars Landers & Rovers (4:33)
Video #4: Case Study – NASA’s Near Earth Asteroid Rendezvous Project (3:44)
Video #5: Faster, Better, Cheaper – An Overview (2:10)
Video #6: The Collapse of Faster, Better, Cheaper (2:37)
Video #7: Case Study – The Health & Safety Information System (1:46)
Video #8: Case Study – F-16 Fighters & Combat Brownies (2:28)
Video #9: Case Study -The Failure of NASA’s Clark Satellite (2:10)
Video #10: Case Study – NASA’s Stardust Mission (2:42)
Video #11: Understanding Failure (1:22)
Video #12: Case Study – The Dismount Detection Radar System (2:21)
Final Comments & Next Steps (1:49)
I hope you enjoyed watching these as much as I enjoyed making them. I’d love to hear what you think – drop me a note on my Contact Page or shoot me an email at the.dan.ward (at) gmail (dot) com. If there’s enough interest, I’ll post a few more. Maybe I’ll even get a better camera.