Instead of working on more features. Instead trying to make it more perfect. Perhaps we’d be better off thinking about how we can ‘ship’ our work AND improve it. Perhaps we can ship this version this month and then version 1.1 next month. If we can easily update our work, we might get closer to perfection. However, the perfection we achieve might be quite different than the perfection we imagine when we begin.
This can work for software, but also for any form of creative work. But it can also work for ‘practical guides’ whether they are guides for city walks or guides for responsible data practices.