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Michael Lopp, Managing Humans, 10.1007/978-1-4842-2158-7_28

28. Trickle Theory

Stop. Go do one thing. Now.

Michael Lopp

(1)Los Gatos, California, USA

Buried.

Back at the startup, we were shifting gears. After six months of talking about shipping a product, we needed to ship a product, and nothing gets everyone’s attention like a deadline. The good news was that QA had been doing its job, and there was a pile of work in our bug database. The bad news was that no one had looked at the database in months.

We had a rent-a-VP at the time, and as temporary executives go, he was sharp. He quickly deduced our goal—ship a quality beta—but he also quickly discerned that we had no idea about the quality of the product because of our pile of ...

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