Hourglass Paradox: The illusion startups need to avoid.

Hourglass Paradox: The illusion startups need to avoid.

Hourglass Paradox: The illusion startups need to avoid.

Oct 17, 2023

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At first, it seemed like a small sacrifice. “Speed now, structure later.” But as Startups hurtled forward, they unwittingly left behind a trail of half written stories — documentation debt. This became a vortex where hours turned into days, days into weeks.


Lucas, a junior developer, recounted sleepless nights staring at the screen, trying to decode the mysteries of legacy code. His tasks, theoretically a day's work, often stretched into weeks, not because of complexity, but due to the complicated nature of undocumented code.


This time-drain wasn't just about hours lost. It seeped into morale, innovation, and growth. Sprint reviews, once vibrant discussions on advancements, now had a recurring agenda item:- Decoding the Past.


Profits are admirable, but what about the shadow balance? The countless hours lost, not in creation, but in retracing steps? It's more than bleeding time; it's about risking our future. Every hour spent deciphering is an hour lost to innovation.


In the rush to break barriers, fundamental anchors like code documentation cannot be sidelined. For in sidelining them, startups risk not just their present efficiency but also their future potential.


It's important to quit ignoring the seemingly mundane pillars of successful companies. As time directly equates to resources and potential revenue, startups must urgently seek solutions to rectify this debt.

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