‘Fail-Fast’ is an oft-debated, controversial topic that involves trying something new, obtaining rapid feedback and quickly inspecting and adapting. It’s practiced in methods of high uncertainties , where it’s less expensive to start a product. The task is to learn whether the decisions work. If they don’t, the Project is killed fast, and focus is moved on to the next thing.
It’s seen as a controversial move in the general press and media, which often sees it as reckless and irresponsible. It’s also a much criticized move in Agile/Lean/DevOps where the ‘fail often’ approach is not encouraged.
- “Fail Fast, Fail Often: How Losing Can Help You Win”(book), by Ryan Babineaux