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Progress Paralysis: Eight Steps To Get Your Web Site Moving Again. Posted on 09/13/2002.

I wrote an article for New Architect encouraging people doing web work to stop, step back, reconsider, and approach their problems thoughtfully and methodically.

My original draft played on the "Progress Paralysis" theme more, likening it to a disease/affliction, and the article was filled with extended surgical/anatomical metaphors. I kind of miss them, as I think they gave the piece a hook that would have made the admittedly dry content more memorable. However, the editors have probably served their readers well by not subjecting them to discussions of organ transplants.

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Posted by Steve @ 09/17/2002 07:14 PM PST [link to this comment]

i have to say that "if you give them CMS tools, they will be happy to use it" is not always true. people get dug in the trenches of doing things the Old Way, aka the slow, painful, redundant way, and even if you hand them a solid gold solution, they will complain, manage not to use it, manage to go around it, for an amazingly long time. threats from above tend to help them use a new system, more than anything else (in my experience, unfortunately, etc etc)
Posted by rena @ 09/18/2002 02:26 PM PST [link to this comment]

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