“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!!