DEV Community

Discussion on: Fear Driven Development

chrisachard profile image
Chris Achard Author

Yes - I see "Panic Driven Development" as something to be avoided for sure: you don't want to be rushing because of some anxiety - that leads to errors.

What I really mean by "Fear" driven development is kind of the opposite: instead of succumbing to whatever fears you have, fully embrace them in a calm and collected way. Basically: the things that seem scary are often not so scary once you have all the information :) (whereas with Panic Driven Development, you never get to that point: you're always "running scared")

opensussex profile image

Yes - so the Fear, isn't external to your team, but the Fear of something uknown. As you say, embrace the "Fear" and let it drive you forward