Essay Notes - Slow down, finish faster

How to work effectively

๐ŸŒ… on Projects

= puzzles consisting of requirements

  1. Make sure you understand every requirement
    • โ†’ you know which puzzle pieces belong where

๐Ÿงฉ on Requirements

= puzzle pieces of the project

  1. Donโ€™t assume anything

    • guessing what a puzzle piece (= requirement) could be will not work
    • โ†’ ask questions until everything is clear (โ†’ 2.)
  2. Understand the requirements

    • best way to understand a requirement is to find the people who suggested it
    • ask why? โ†’ get the reason
    • ask who? โ†’ get a purpose
  3. Work on the requirement

    • work in a credible manner
      • question every step during implementation
      • documentation > StackOverflow
      • donโ€™t copy paste
      • โ†’ credibility is your most important asset
    • stop, when:
      • you donโ€™t understand
      • smell mistakes
      • โ†’ re-evaluate, ask for directions