Getting the job done always takes a little longer than finishing the task
The task is the actual work involved in delivering the thing. Anything from writing an email to a multi-month project.
The job involves doing the task to a certain standard. With no errors in syntax or grammar or spelling. Getting a man on the moon and returning him safely to Earth.
Most times of course it’s between these two extremes. More complex than spelling and a little less involved than rocket science.
So what’s your standard? What’s the definition of done?
What tests are involved, what checks, who will do them, are they in-line are only at the end, is there a sign-off before the customer gets involved?
Skippy strategy: The task is the meat of the thing, but the difference between a happy ending and return-to-sender is in getting the job done right.
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