Four Hours to Sharpen Your Axe?

Abraham Lincoln

Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.

Abraham Lincoln

Move fast and break things is the old cool. Move fast and deliver is in.

Agile development and continuous delivery are critical for getting (and keeping!) market share. But, they shouldn’t come at the cost of quality.

My team moves as quickly as possible, but we always take time out for planning. We’ve found this is important for the health of our team, our users, and our organization.

Taking a few hours — or even days — to think about the best way to architect a new feature for reliability, scalability, and UX will pay dividends in the future.

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