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Pragmatic is not a word to hide behind

Is the word pragmatic becoming a word that you use to hide from not doing things properly? Are you using it as a synonym to sentences like "Good enough" and/or "this is what we have time for now". If, then please, at least ensure you have evaluated alternatives. Can we do X now instead of first "pragmatically" implementing and delivering Y to almost immediately be replaced by X? Will Y be durable and stable? Will Y cause unnecessary coupling and a brittle solution, then for heavens sake do it right instead. Deliver X. Clearly Y is not actually an option. Stop using the word pragmatic as a shield. Eventually it will come back and bite you in the...


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