I started working as a software engineer with a startup about one and a half year ago. Everyone here cares about this project and works hard. but I have been having an issue here for some time.
People here have "lack of discipline" when it comes to development tasks. They ask for one functionality, I ask a thousand questions so that I am clear on the requirements of the functionality. As I don't ever like to miss a single scenario when collecting requirements. and I do my work with all my heart and brain in it.
Later on the day of the demo, they would say: let's change this to that and that to this. 5 demos later, trying to fit in their changed requirements and flow, I end up with a mess of code that works the way they want.
Now, because the flow is totally changed, it's not even the same function that I started with, there's delay in launch, there are bugs in production and marketing people are screaming about it. I always end up in some mess. and I am tired of it.
I can't fix the issue with these people, I can only try to fix myself, I believe that issues come when they make me work on the same thing again and again and I get demotivated to work and I procrastinate.
I like this project, I really want to stay here for a bit longer and I want to give my best even if I am working on something for the 5th time.
Any advice on keeping the productivity level high in these scenarios? How do I make sure that I don't miss anything while changing the functions? and what do I do when I feel stuck.
p.s. ATM I am making changes in the flow of a user portal that I actually finished flawlessly last week. and now I am stuck, I don't feel like doing it. and I can't even think how to fix these issues.