Asking the right questions: What if…

To me, software development is a continuous search for answers…

  • What is the problem?
  • Is that really the problem?
  • What is the preferred solution?
  • How should it work?
  • How must it work?
  • How do we make that happen?
  • How should we break down the tasks?
  • How long will it take?
  • What will it cost?
  • Is it worth it?
  • Is there a plan B?

When you finally get down to the core programming task, again it boils down to asking the same question over and over:

What if … ?

There are no stupid questions.