Lynoure Braakman @Lynoure Lean sw dev with fondness for TDD, spotting and solving problems and helping teams work better. Addicted to short feedback loops. Working on @LeapOfLifeLEOLI Jun. 22, 2019 1 min read

Talking to parents of young children today reminded me of many things about software development

Rules are a bit like features:
Too rigid ones serve only rarely but are easy to understand.
The more you have, the trickier corner cases you get.

The right level of abstraction matters: Its hard to sell a 11 point "Going to bed" checklist. Abstract it until you have 3 points and you have something more straightforward to grasp, yet the actual implementation you use can have the needed steps...

... Yet, there will be times where the kid might say you are failing on the Single Responsibility principle

Manage expectations! Don't overpromise and underdeliver. The kid will notice if the thing they were waiting for is not happening.

Talk to your customer/kid in a way that they will understand. Shared terminology helps to manage the expectations and to understand what they really need.

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