“Good enough” is the new perfect

Sometimes perfection is important – if you are an aeronautical engineer it probably is.

If you are a software developer – ultimate perfection is often unobtainable.

Perfection can be essential.  But very often perfection is used as an excuse for procrastination or under-confidence.

So for any project there is a judgement call to be made – does it have to be perfect?  And in every situation it will be different.

It may be worthwhile agreeing with the team at the start of a project – “What does good enough look like in this case?”