Iterate More, Plan Less
I’m always on the prowl for useful insights. A colleague, Dustin Andrew, has a useful post, Learn to Get Traction in Your Team. I like his collection of tips, and I found myself using the phrase, “iterate more, plan less” a few times. When I joined Microsoft, one of my rules was “avoid analysis paralysis.” I avoid analysis paralysis by taking action, producing results, and changing the approach as I learn. I’ve learned to improve by versioning perfection over time. I find it’s easier to settle for “good enough’ for now, if there’s a chance to improve downstream (i.e. perfection as a journey vs. destination)
Photo by Jim Frazier.