Saving time: To code or not to code?

Today’s XKCD comic (4/29/2013) asked the question, “How long can you work on making a routine task more efficient before you’re spending more time than you save?”

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Successful projects begin with sound solutions

Create a sound solution and let the user accomplish what they set out to do. In order to do that I have a set of key points I hold up and get others to buy-into as the development process starts.

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Can you support that new feature?

Adding new features is like getting a pet. Feature ownership can be very rewarding, but do you have the support and resources to take on such a commitment?

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Show feature devotion after release

I, and many users, get frustrated when features are added, but no devotion is dedicated to making it totally great or usable. There needs to be carry through from just adding another feature to the feature list to one that is actually usable.

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