Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Just Do It

After having a conversation with a collegue where we turned grandiose in our plans, he became frustrated because of the obstacles in our company. I said, "do get some code working and you'll feel better". Joel had this to say in Getting Things Done When You're Only a Grunt.
A lot can be done to improve the project just by one person doing it. Don't have a daily build server? Make one. Set your own machine up with a scheduled job to make builds at night and send out email results. Does it take too many steps to make the build? Write the makefile. Nobody does usability tests? Do your own hallway usability tests on the mailroom folks with a piece of paper or a VB prototype.

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