I’m finding a common thread that runs through our project. The more flexibility you can maintain, the better off you are. The blocks are a good example. Another example is that as long as I’m doing all the work myself, everything is fine. As soon as somebody else gets involved I have a deadline to be prepared for them to do the task I need them to do.
Deadlines = money because they are not flexible. If I’m working on a deadline, I might need to buy materials from the more expensive vendor because they can deliver on time. If I’m working on a deadline, I have to work faster than I’m sometimes comfortable with and end up making costly mistakes.
Maintain flexibility in every aspect of your project, for as long as you can.