I can tell you are probably a systems anlyst or some kind of software engineer. That's why I'm retiring from IT Management next month. I don't meaan that as an insult, It's just that most "carbon based units" don't think that way, man. Like others have said, DW does the inside, I do the outside (from checklists in our heads) then we check each others work and go. Takes about 20 minutes start to finish. Whatever gets you down the road makes us all smart in our own minds.
The OP posted a system that works for him and perhaps others. For those who are not interested fine, however, I do not see the need to be critical of his presentation. If you don't have a friendly constructive comment please just move along.
If you just can't make it through the day without criticizing or flaming someone on the forum then please aim it at my Kevlar lined alligator skinned backside.
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Of course, the bottom line is:
YOU do it YOUR way...
The REST of us will do it OUR way...
Some may even use your method, or an adaptation thereof...
(I will not be one of them.)
And we will ALL be happy!
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We don't do the checklist thing either (wife inside, me out, double check each other). However, I have considered it and wouldn't poo-poo it as I get older...
Interestingly, in a recent checklist related story, some studies were done on using checklists in surgery/medicine. Even with highly trained surgical teams, who had done the procedures numerous times and repeatedly, the results surprised the researchers. The reasons for better compliance are varied (and have been questioned, Hawthorne effect, etc.) but in the end the checklists do improve the outcome:
The checklist comprised 19 items to be carried out throughout surgery: seven before anesthesia is administered, seven just before the first incision and the rest before the patient leaves the operating room.
The study — which included 7,688 patients in eight hospitals around the world — saw death rates drop from 1.5% before the checklist was instituted to 0.8% afterward. Serious complications fell from 11% to 7%.