When you’re planning an article, a report, or a memo, you will need to organize your thoughts and write them. This article explains that working backwards is an effective method for outlining and creating the final product.
The phrase is supposed to be an inspiration to “clean up your data!” and make the “garbage” on the front end go away.
The purpose of this is to ensure that you have a “quality” product going in. The assumption is that simply putting quality in, we’ll get quality back out. If we rephrase, then, with the transformation from garbage to quality, we get “Quality In, Quality Out.”
But is this really true?