Articles by Jason Wong
- Using deadlines effectively to build happy and creative teams
Jason discusses effective strategies for using deadlines as an engineering manager. While most business deadlines are arbitrary, deadlines can still serve useful purposes if tied to true urgency or industry cadences. They can help constrain creativity in productive ways during early development stages. Timeboxing large projects into shorter increments helps evaluate progress and feasibility. Additionally, deadlines can benefit "givers" on teams prone to overcommitting by managing their tendency to take on too much work.