Oh yes, I remember why you should never directly translate sayings from one language to another. The non-Dutch speakers will have to take my word for it that "Haastige spoed is zelden goed" has a lot better ring to it. The meaning of the saying is fairly obvious of course "Don't rush things, they usually come back to haunt you."
We all know this and it's even more true in IT, where small mistakes can have dire consequences. But we too often fall for it because with today's complex systems it is hard to oversee what can go wrong. And it is even harder to estimate what it will cost you if things do go wrong. I would like to share a case with you in which I will explain what went wrong and try to give an overview at what it has cost us and our client. Read more →