SpaceX Principles

> 2022-12-19

In the Substack post “The SpaceX Effect - The Culture Behind SpaceX” [1] the authors Jeff Burke [2] and Michael Madrid [3] consolidate the principles driving operations at SpaceX [4].

SpaceX Principles

Specifically, the second one stood out.

Delete the part or process.

This principle forces focus on values over features.

Cutting out legacy features until teams or users request them back is the goal. Then they can be added back deliberately after weighing pros and cons, values and costs; ideally this also allows for a more precise implementation.

Build by deleting.

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