Deadlines are meaningless

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That old chestnut

Validate deadlines by asking questions

“What's going to happen if we don’t meet this deadline?”

“What makes it important for us to meet this deadline?”

“It sounds like our organizational strategy will be compromised if we go over by a day?”

“How do we recover from the failure of not delivering on time?”

“Where do we see ourselves immediately after this has been delivered?”

“Okay, we’re somewhat flexible on delivery time but we’d like to aim for this date because of XYZ”.

Conclusion — deadlines are meaningless until they’re not





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