“Measure Twice, Cut Once” isn’t very Agile.

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“Measure Twice, Cut Once” is one of the few bits of Dad Advice that actually makes sense. Passed from skilled carpenters to wannabe skilled carpenters to all manner of professions for generations, it embodies the mindset that thorough planning can prevent costly mistakes. And it is great advice when you’re looking to literally cut things, though it is also great when nailing, gluing, soldering, welding, drilling…




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