We all know that 90% of the progress in projects happens just days before the deadline and that’s why so many deadlines are missed.
The solution? Demo days.
Create an event every 2 weeks where your engineers have to demonstrate what they did to a group of people. It can be your own team. The investors. The rest of the world. It doesn’t matter.
When you talk to people and ask about the next 10 years of their lives they think 10 years is a long time. It’s not.
10 years ago was 2006. How fast did that time go?
If the future is where you’re going, then you’ve got to plan them.
When you work on a problem, the first solutions you come up with are very complex.
That is where most people stop – they have a working solution and they’re done. But if you keep going, and keep working on the problem, and peel more layers of the onion off, you can oftentimes arrive at some very elegant and simple solutions.
Most people just don’t put in the time or energy to get there.
Some things get dramatically easier when you do them for the 2nd time.
The first time, writing the code and connecting the API, figuring out why things miraculously don’t work, can be a tedious undertaking.
But when you do it the second time, you’re not 20% faster but 98% faster.
The experience of the ultra-specialist is an awesome timesaver and worth its price.