Should You Keep Testing and Perfecting, or Take a Risk and Launch?
Think your product has to be perfect before you launch? That’s the typical stance of most companies – especially R & D managers. But I’d like to encourage you to think again.
At TSheets, we take a “launch early, launch often” approach. And we’ve seen a lot of success and value come from it. Should you keep testing and perfecting, or take a risk and launch? Listen to my take here.
I think in general, companies and R & D managers (I may get some critical feedback for this, which is okay. I’ll defend it) spend way too much time trying to make their software perfect before launching it.
I’ve heard it said by Mark Cuban, who had a really small exit, that “Engineers who try to make software perfect? That’s the enemy of effectiveness.” I think that’s absolutely the truth. My philosophy—and the philosophy we have here at TSheets—is one of the reasons that engineers LOVE to come to TSheets. It’s that we make releases almost every day.
It’s launch early, and launch often.
And is that going to create some mistakes? It is. But it’s also going to give you the ability to test and measure how users respond to your software, and they do so in a real-life environment, not in just a test environment.
It can be hard for engineers to hear this, because they so badly want to make their software perfect. And I get it. It’s a little bit of a different personality style, so we’re as patient with them as possible. And we also launch as often as we possibly can.
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