A dangerous mistake I sometimes make written using the most dangerous writing app by@loic

A dangerous mistake I sometimes make written using the most dangerous writing app

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I m IT manager. I Work on websites. I love new tech. I m a geek lol

A dangerous mistake I sometimes make written using the most dangerous writing app

I hope you’re having a great summer. I am writing this with the most dangerous writing app that I found on Product Hunt.

It’s very simple. If I stop writing for more than 5 seconds I’ll lose everything I’ve written and cant get it back. It’s designed to shut down my inner editor and let me write in free flow. It’s fun but very stressful. I’ve lost my content three times writing this! A 5 seconds break isn’t much, try it!

So here’s the mistake I keep making.

When you design a product you have a product design team and a development team.

Very often you send design to the development team too early. They start coding it and maybe even finish it. Then you realize you need to change an interaction or you forgot something important that you should have designed. Maybe they spent a week coding the previous feature and sometimes the changes you ask take twice as long (or more) as originally planned.

I make that mistake too often and hear many startups do the same.

I am grateful to my development team to refuse to start coding something they feel had not been thought through with all the necessary details. We’ll go back to design and think about all the different scenarios and details before starting any coding. That’s the only way to avoid lost time and frustration.

What mistakes do you make that I should learn from? Discuss in the comments.

P.S.

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