Meeting Deadlines

“I love deadlines. I especially like the whooshing sound they make as they go flying by.”

– Scott Adams, Dilbert

OSS projects can be brutal on work-plans, budgets, scope and deadlines (not to mention the sanity of the broader project teams and project sponsors). But that is forgotten* in time if the project can deliver fundamental value to the business. The dilemma is that work-plans, budgets, scope and deadlines can lead to losing sight of what the fundamental value to the business is.

* Easy for me to say. It’s not my money funding your OctopOSS!!

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