Making something a BIG RED TOP TOP BIG HIGHEST #1 PRIORITY changes nothing but text styling.
if it were really important, it’d already be done. Period.
From Hall of Fame basketball player/coach John Wooden:
“If You Don’t Have Time to Do It Right, When Will You Have Time to Do It Over?”
Thanks Lifehacker for the discovery.
From Joey Adams:
May all your troubles last as long as your New Year’s resolutions.
From Arthur Bloch:
If your project doesn’t work, look for the part that you didn’t think was important.
QA didn’t break anything, it was broken when we got it.
Love the way this simply quote re-directs criticism of QA when bugs are uncovered.
From an unknown source, but referenced in university notes for an agile course:
Ready, fire, aim (the fast approach to software development).
Ready, aim, aim, aim, aim … (the slow approach to software development).
From The Rapture of the Deep, by Michael Zinsley:
An adventure is never fun while it’s happening.
From Jeff Patton, Agile Alliance, quoted in training materials on incremental release planning:
Project success is not product success
In a comment from “John” to a gargantuan blog rant on Agile Development from Steve Yegge:
Agile Software Development is the worst software development methodology ever tried – except for all the others.
So can you guess what development approach has been selected for my latest project?
From Dare Obasanjo:
The bottom line is that a lot of the time it’s OK to create a solution that solves 80% of the problem. Always remember that shipping is a feature.
Quote from an article: Duct Tape Programmers and the Culture of Complexity in Software Projects