You know your new product is getting close to shipping if...

  1. You haven’t touched a line of product code in weeks
  2. You’ve cut at least three things that were on your “must have” list six weeks ago.
  3. You are backlogging every single feature request that you get
  4. The list of things that must be fixed *right* after launch is growing faster than you thought possible
  5. You’re list of things to do to prepare for the launch includes at least one thing that scares the shit out of you (if it doesn’t, you’re missing something important, go figure it out!)