Remember: Your customer doesn't care about the hammer, they want to eat dinner but the chair's broken. Make sure you ask why they need a hammer factory factory.
Yep, we built the useEffect in one afternoon and moved on. Turns out the team that owns our marketing site is building a more robust A/B testing solution anyway. Should be ready in a few weeks 🤞
What we're getting at here is return on investment
Cost can be time, effort, maintenance burden, or even money
Value can be dollars in the bank, lower future cost, or data that your PM can use to win an argument.
Yes value can even be "I had fun building this and it looks great on my CV", but please save that for side projects :)
So we look for the most comprehensive generalest version of an ask and solve for that. Why build a hammer if you can build a hammer factory that creates any hammer you could ever want?
tech lead is to pull talented engineers who want to flex (including myself) away from shiny problems and onto the task at hand
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