Wednesday, June 25, 2008

[muse] First vs The Next Hundred

The first big release / launch / change gets all the attention.

But really, what matters much more, is putting a sustainable pace, team, process, and culture in place --- so that the next hundred and thousand releases can happen, as quickly and as smoothly as possible.

Don't burn out your team and exhaust your goodwill for any reason. No single release is as big as all the releases add up together.

Everyone knows that "Rome wasn't built in one day", but having the long-view, the discipline, the vision, and the patience to allow the organization to "build Rome" over time, is certainly not easy ...

... But definitely worthwhile.