Bad ideas quickly pushed through
August 29, 2012 5:18 PM Subscribe
Does this phenomenon, that happens in small startups have a name? Can you point me to any discussion on the topic?
posted by cmcmcm to Technology (23 answers total) 14 users marked this as a favorite
I've worked at a few (very) small startups, the type where the CEO has direct access to the developers. I'm trying to explain to my current CEO the following situation:
- Someone sends us a dramatic email telling us that they can't use the website unless it has feature A.
- CEO convinces the developers to implement the idea ASAP, they do so and feature A goes live the next day.
- Feature A turns out to be a terrible, terrible idea, and it's removed a few weeks later.
Obviously the situation can be prevented with some research and discussion beforehand. I'm not asking how to prevent the situation, rather if there are sources or articles I can use to describe it to people. Are there any best practices? (e.g. wait a certain number of days before implementing the new idea?)