Adam Drake

Don't Ship What Doesn't Work

If involved in workflow engineering, technology-related or otherwise, do everyone a favor and don’t pass something to the next stage if the previous stage isn’t done properly. Shigeru Miyamoto, the creator of Mario and the Legend of Zelda knows this. Take his words to heart:

A late game is only late until it ships. A bad game is bad until the end of time. –Shigeru Miyamoto

If you pass a project on to the next stage of the workflow when it isn’t perfect, eventually it will have to regress back and be repaired. Just save everyone the effort and make it correct right now.