Chapter 9

Tips for Managing Change Issues During Development

DAs with any human endeavor, there are easy ways and hard ways to do anything. This chapter provides tips on how to make development easier. These tips come from my development and consulting experiences. They are not intended to be comprehensive. Nevertheless, they just might help you with managing change issues during development.

Design as Little as Possible

If you haven’t experienced “analysis paralysis,” you are a rare member of our profession. The design of a system can sometimes seem as if it will go on forever. The best tip I can give you is to design as little as possible. It may sound counterintuitive, but most of the successful projects I have seen are based on as little design ...

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