"...preparation, planning, and execution together with the right methodology, will get you to tapeout with a functionally correct design that meets all your requirements."—Tom Fitzpatrick
In preparing this issue of Verification Horizons, I was planning to write my Editor's Note, once again, about the Patriots winning the Super Bowl. I had it all worked out how I was going to write about the need for preparation, planning, and execution and how a long-established methodology can bring disparate pieces of a project together to meet requirements and achieve your team goals. It was going to be great.
And then the Patriots lost.
To be fair, as a former colleague of mine wrote to me after the game, it was the most impressive losing effort in