1. If there’s a problem, be in constant communication about it. Waiting for a problem to get better rarely works and almost always makes it worse. People may dislike dealing with turds, but it’s better than a whole pile of shit.
2. Developer says: “2 weeks max.” Translation: “4 weeks minimum, 6 weeks realistically.”
3. Man it feels better to be positive and people dig it. 5 creative, cheerful interactions almost always out-produce 50 slog-fests.
3.5 Spending time on specs and requirements upfront saves headaches later on.