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Software Development is not Typing (codingfearlessly.com)
1 point by mmozuras on Feb 4, 2014 | hide | past | web | favorite | 2 comments

This is a very bad idea: "Maybe you can suggest a solution that would have 20% of the cost and get 80% there?"

It's definitely right to think about the fast and cheap way to get there, but the point of a minimum viable product is that you do 100% of what needs to be done, not 80%.

The best case outcome above is that somebody who's a much better programmer than you takes over, does the last "20%" in "80%" of the time, gets bitched out for being slow, and gets burned out.

I clearly didn't express myself adequately.

I only meant situations where "80% there" (of the original plan) is enough and I certainly did not have in mind "fast and cheap" or "shortcut taking".

Thanks for taking the time to read and comment!

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