Make it Right

For the last couple months I’ve had a strange fascination with the TV show Holmes on Homes.  By no means am I construction-literate.  When I want something built with wood, I buy it.  The fascination is not about the construction, or even his manly good looks (FYI: I meant it in the friendly-way, not the friendly-way), but the premise of the show.

Mike Holmes is about doing a job right.  It doesn’t matter what the job is; it HAS to be done right.  Period.  No if’s, and’s, or but’s.  We need more people like him.

This applies to Information Technology as well.  Take the Security Development Lifecycle for example:

Do it right first: securing new code helps keep down compatibility and roll-out costs.

Why aren’t more people making it right?