Fail Fast & Early

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Many people live in fear of failure.

But what they fail to realise is that failure comes before learning; even in the dictionary.

That’s because learning tends to happen when we step outside our current comfort zone and move from the known to the unknown. And in the process, we’re likely to get things wrong before we get them right.

Accepting this as part of life and human nature,  Agile adopts an iterative approach that enhances learning and reduces the risk of failure by incorporating regular feedback loops – with the preference being shorter feedback loops.

So the next time you’re faced with a complex project or are creating new, innovative products, iterate; because the earlier you fail, the quicker you’ll learn – and the more likely you’ll achieve your objectives with minimal cost, effort and time.

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