Methodology paralysis

“Analysis paralysis” is a common affliction of systems projects.  People want to get one thing perfect before they move onto the next.

Now I’m seeing “methodology paralysis”.  People want to plan exactly how they will do a perfect analysis, before they even start.

Sometimes you just have to start doing something.  If it doesn’t come out perfect the first time, revise.  You have to try some bad methods before you can identify the good method.