Beyond Coding Episode #148

More Features Will Kill Your Product with Maarten Dalmijn

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Description

Explore the pitfalls of feature overload with Maarten, as we discuss why less is often more in product development. Learn the value of simplicity in software and how to avoid the common trap of adding too many features.

 

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00:00:00 – Intro

00:00:26 – Maarten writing a movie script

00:02:41 – Maarten’s journey in tech

00:05:19 – The value of staying with domains

00:07:28 – Learning about domains

00:09:16 – Perfect requirements don’t exist

00:10:51 – Frankenstein products

00:12:11 – Removing features

00:14:27 – We hate losing stuff

00:16:04 – Simple software is hard

00:18:35 – Rapid A/B testing

00:19:48 – Throwing away code

00:21:01 – Humans are complex

00:22:16 – No one found out when we removed this

00:24:06 – Facilitating conversations

00:26:36 – Do cheap small experiments

00:29:50 – There is no perfect information

00:31:33 – Disagreements and losing someone

00:33:27 – Building trust and changing directions

00:36:33 – Make big decisions fast and early

00:39:49 – Developers like shiny new things

00:42:11 – Feature-complete and clean up

00:44:34 – The best code, is no code

00:46:25 – Cleaning up is part of the job

00:47:47 – The dark side of refactoring

00:50:22 – Final thoughts

Guest

Connect with Maarten Dalmijn:

https://linkedin.com/in/maarten-dalmijn

https://www.dalmyn.com

https://mdalmijn.com