Thursday, November 12, 2009

Some work is not worth the time or expense

Sometimes we come up with logical and cool ideas. These ideas of course make so much sense that we start coding them. Only to find later that the amount of time it would take to get the idea written or even tested is beyond the cost value of the feature.

It is at these times that you have to evaluate really hard what it is you want and is it worth the cost. Objectivity is a nice word, but for some reason is really hard to do, especially if the idea is yours.

I recommend if anyone comes to you and mentions that a feature is not worth its cost, that you listen. Then ask them to come badk in a short time, meanwhile you really evaluate it, as objectively as you can. This might hopefully save you some time and money. Now if only i could get this through myself...

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