Sunday, May 22, 2005

Super Happy Fun Secret Project Number One Good Time!

At the beginning of any venture, I encounter four fears:

1. Fear of the unknown.
2. Fear of failure.
3. Fear of success.
4. Fear of hard work without immediate gratification.

I'm an intrepid researcher, and can find out lots in a short amount of time, so #1 isn't bad.

#2 and #3 are tough, though. #4 hurts, although I have found that re-writing your requirements repeatedly can help you find manageable mini-projects.

If you treat projects as experiments, how do you decide when to move on? The glib answer, "When it's not fun anymore!," isn't much of an answer at all. Comments welcome, as always.


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