1. More Features are the Only Way Forward?

    brian on 2006.12.12
    at 07:45 pm

    Joel Spolsky says:

    With six years of experience running my own software company I can tell you that nothing we have ever done at Fog Creek has increased our revenue more than releasing a new version with more features. Nothing.

    Joel, have you ever released a new version of software without adding new features? Perhaps concentrating on speed increases? Interface optimizations? Bug fixes. Reduction of steps in a wizard, even? How about less junk on my plate, and just junk that works better? Makes me more efficient, allows me to go home an hour early to see my wife and puppy?

    I have a feeling you don’t have a control group to test your hypothesis on. How can you say it can’t work? Of course, it is your company.

    Get me home earlier and I’ll spend my IT budget on your software. Well if it wasn’t Windows-only.

    [ hat tip: Josh. ]

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