Best practices are often pernicious wastes of time often because we believe we’re doing a good thing, the right thing.
The problem is that we rarely validate best practices are actually necessary. Instead, we implicitly believe that they’re justified regardless of benefit and/or cost.
After all, why would we do things any way but the right way?
Are there any best practices that you’re trying to follow? Which of them are consuming the most time?
Should you really be following them? Are they worth it? Is there a way to trim down or maybe eliminate some of them?