Whether I'm working on products, projects, user stories, or dev tasks, I've found the leverage these four frameworks.
Identify opportunities along the way
Perfect is the enemy of the great
Chances are you've heard this one before, and for good reason. This ones a favorite of economics, business leaders, and technologists, and it's a great rule of thumb across industries.
One thing I've found in software is that that 80/20 rule can easily turn into the 90/10 rule or even the 99/1 rule... where that last 1% percent of polish takes 99% of the effort.
Calling the shot
“I never make a decision with less than 40% of the information available, but I never wait for more than 70% of the information.” - Colin Powell
You may also appreciate the Teddy Roosevelt's version: "In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing."