“Get your motor running, get out on the highway”
That was humming through my head – because I’m of an age - when we started beta testing our product, but would our transportation survive the rigours of the journey?
The beta program validated the main tenets of the Adept approach confirming our path, but as is often the case, more questions were raised than answers provided. Yes, there were bugs to fix, but we also needed some significant enhancements to the core product capabilities. No problems, we are software engineers, the answer is always yes (given enough time). But then…
A vortex of low hanging fruit – I like mixing metaphors sorry! Sometimes you are progressing nicely on a path and you hear “psst”, “psst, do you want a cheap Rolex?” or in this case “some quick win business?” Immediately you start thinking “Yeah! I’d like some of that” and in your head it goes like this “if I add one of these over here, bend that just a little and fill this full of water, the prize will be mine”. I don’t know why I still fall for this old siren song, in my, now, many years I think it’s worked for me only the once. However being too dumb to learn from experience is a very human failing. So off we go, diving into the fruity vortex, chasing something that is very real but way too elusive to ever catch, it’s only on the other side of the wormhole that we realize how far off course we now are and what the journey has cost the overall progress, in this case most of the summer. There’s a song “Sorry seems to be the hardest word” but for me, the whole of my life, “No” is the one, if I ever learn one lesson that is the one to crack.
So after the summer’s lost in time and space experience, it’s time to get back on track, getting back to business and working through the long list of outstanding issues. The now focused small team has all of them polished off in time to make Adept a live service by the close of the year. Go team go, shame about the summer.
So now at a summit of sorts, it’s time to really engage with as many people as we can entice (our siren song is very croaky, we’ll have to work on it). Have you looked at Adept yet? Come and join us at www.donnamobile.com and let us know what you think good or bad. There is a 30 day fully functional free trial and I will be more than happy to extend this for anyone who asks.
Looking for the next mountain to climb…