Optimization of Project Iteration and Simplification: Strategies for Effective Planning and Time Management
In this meeting among the State Changers, the primary focus was on optimizing for speed and simplicity in the planning phase of development projects. The State Changers engaged in a detailed discussion about balancing the speed of iteration and minimizing future complexities. They also discussed the idea of the 'minimum viable plan' to avoid having either too little or too much planning.
In their discussion, they touched on the importance of maintaining a balance between keeping a big picture objective while ensuring a rolling momentum in the project to prevent stagnation. An approach called the 'one two rule' was mentioned, where a task can be attempted for up to an hour, and if progress isn't made, to seek help or change the approach.
Another main topic was reducing the time to learn from the market. A methodology highlighted was Eric Ries's Lean Startup model that focuses on "validated learning" and creating minimum viable products to get quick market feedback. The notion of designing products in small batches to keep up momentum and learning faster was deemed important, rather than worrying about potential future rework.
The meeting participants also discussed their experience with Bubble, a no-code platform for building web applications, highlighting its ease for nominal tasks but struggles with complex custom design elements. A query was raised about the possibility of creating a custom slider in Bubble that moves at a specific rate.
The above meeting could be beneficial for people seeking insights into efficient planning for development projects, maintaining project momentum, working with lean startup methodologies, and dealing with Bubble's complexities.