Kill All Scope Creep
Kill all scope creep. It trys to worm into the cracks of your half-baked plan and crumble the whole thing before it ever even gets a chance to hold water. Sometimes the demands are clear and the pressure is high, but it’s often covert and insidious. Without vigilance and the will to kill scope creep however it manifests, your work will die.
Of course, the worst part is that I can be my own enemy. A few days ago I got an idea for chess books, and within a few hours of work, the first version was 90% complete – and now, with the first version so close to shipping, I almost let myself get trapped by the siren song of the dozen new features I can add. Never!