Articles by Vaidehi Joshi
- How to harness the power of deadlines in engineering teams
Setting realistic and achievable deadlines in engineering projects requires careful planning and consideration. Before starting any work, it is important to thoroughly plan and scope out the project, identifying uncertainties and allocating buffer time for potential obstacles. It is also crucial to determine which aspects of the project are crucial for shipping and which can be cut if necessary. Additionally, external factors such as staffing and organizational changes should be taken into account when setting deadlines. Throughout the project, it is important to maintain a tight feedback loop with the team and make adjustments as needed. Finally, celebrating the team's hard work and reflecting on the project's successes and lessons learned can help improve future deadline management.