It’s hard to rock the boat.
It’s hard to ask the basic questions that everybody knows.
It’s hard to slow down and ask for clarification.
So, we improvise. We guess: things that are accepted as true, without proof. We often forget our assumptions, or make them instinctively.
For this T-SQL Tuesday, the topic is assumptions.
- The sun will come up tomorrow.
- Firewalls and anti-virus are enough to protect my computer.
- My backups work even if I don’t restore them.
- I don’t need to check for that error, it’ll never happen.
Your assignment for this month is to write about a big assumption you encounter at work, one that people are uncomfortable talking about. Every team has an elephant in the room.
What happens if these big guesses aren’t true?