Written By
Jason Ward
August 02, 2013
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Take a Flying Leap...

August 02, 2013

Sometimes you just have to take a leap of faith. 

My new favorite phrase is "diminishing returns." I'm seeing the effects of overthinking and overdoing everywhere around me. We (mostly I) tend to put way too much thought and energy into making the "perfect decision" or finding "the perfect answer."

But I've noticed a trend. I, and probably many of you, go about 10% further with an investigation, or refinement, or research, or whatever, than we actually need to. If we spend the last 10% of a project's time and budget getting a 1% better result (or worse yet, realizing that we were right 10% earlier), is it really worth it?

So, with our Factory Week project of finding a new project/budget/time management software platform (see here), Elizabeth, Dan and I decided that we had weighed our options enough! We're taking a leap of faith. We're going to try Liquid Planner for 30 days with a couple of select teams and projects and see how it goes. 

Check back on the SmallBox blog in the not-so-distant future and we'll update you with our results.