Have the Guts To Cut

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43Folders highlights a list of seven points from Kurt Vonnegut about how to improve writing. My Favorite is point #4:

  • Have the guts to cut
As is often the case, what’s good for writing is also good for writing software.

Of all the features that were dreamed for your last project, how many were delivered on time? I’m guessing not many.

At the end of the day, a few features will probably drive the bulk of the benefit.

Why don’t we save ourselves the trouble? Cut extra features early and not wait for the schedule to do it for us. Go on, be a ruthless killer.

Nurse of Doom photo courtesy rochelle, et. al. some rights reserved.

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