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Doing it right or doing it over? (bertrandmeyer.com)
24 points by petsos 1611 days ago | hide | past | web | 1 comment | favorite

Infrastructure first is a constraint, not a feature. If we could build buildings where we didn't need to plan out the structure first, we would. But rebuild is horribly expensive when dealing with brick and mortar or airplane sized chunks of metal.

The interesting part for any given venture is WHAT pieces do you need to plan out first. You can't use "some other venture has high costs for rework" as an argument for your venture having high costs for rework.

The meta-structures apply relatively well across ventures - clean interfaces, modularity, exchangeability, but structures themselves don't necessarily.

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