April 02, 2008

Meskimen's Law

"There is never time to do it right, but always time to do it over"

I was passed this quote yesterday by a friend, and I see all my software engineer friends shouting "Aye!" :-)

I looked back and realized that most of the time it happens because someone wanted to "make contribution" which was not only unnecessary but also detrimental. Something on the line of "...had to pitch in/stand up and ensure that We ('I') delivered the stuff on time as promised".

But these people tend to forget that "... you can't rush good cooking, you can't rush babies out, and you can't rush software development".

3 comments:

Vijesh said...

Perfect.

Roshan said...

Is it only me who gets the feeling of Deja Vu about this?

@di said...

and the saddest part is that it's become a part of almost every software company's culture :(