Howdy. in my last post, I described a challenge that my brother and I undertook: To build a working version of an app in less than week. Well, we missed the deadline.
Our first version is rather raw lacking some very important features. We’re still working, and we’ll release a beta when it gets a little more polish. We could have made it, but we both decided family time and sleep were more important. What did we learn?
By setting an overly aggressive deadline, we were forced to make choices in the feature set. If we knew we had two weeks to complete it, we would really have added too much. By setting the deadline, we cut everything we didn’t need which hopefully will make it easier for us and the our prospective users.
More details to come and lessons learned.