Iterate More, Plan Less

I’m always on the prowl for useful insights.  Alik sent me a link to Dustin Andrew’s post, Learn to Get Traction in Your Team.  I like the collection of tips, and I found myself using the phrase, iterate more, plan less a few times.  When I joined Microsoft, one of my rules was “avoid analysis paralysis.”  I avoid analysis paralysis by taking action, producing results, and changing the approach as I learn.  I’ve learned to improve by versioning perfection over time.  I find it’s easier to settle for “good enough’ for now, if there’s a chance to improve downstream (i.e. perfection as a journey vs. destination)