Safety Moment - Graceful Exstensibility


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I was sitting around one afternoon talking to a group of friends.  We were chatting about resilience and reliability, safety and can maybe guess where we were.   David Woods told a story about always having "one more orbit around the earth" and how NASA looked at the idea of recoverability.

I was listening carefully because I struggle with what to call what we we help add defenses and controls, safeguards and barriers, or do we give the organization capacity to fail safely?  In a way, a very real way, what we do is try to give workers "one more orbit around the work."  

That's when the great Dr. Woods said these words, "Graceful Exstensibility!"  That is what we how do we do it?

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