Your app is an onion: Why software projects spiral out of control


Medium has the article Your app is an onion: Why software projects spiral out of control.

You start with the best of intentions. You hire a developer to build out your startup idea. But almost every week, it feels like the project needs tweaking. Features start creeping in, and the scope slowly expands.

This is why I developed this tool to create outlines in HTM. It is free for the taking.

For the first 30 or so years of my career I worked for people who had enough faith in me that they would let me do proper design before I implemented anything. For the last 6 years of my career, people thought that proper design as described in the article was wasting time. What little design I could do, I had to sneak in and keep hidden from management.

When I had had enough of the insanity, I retired.

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