Many might go to heaven with half the labour they go to hell.
Breaking the Addiction to Process Step 10: Stop mandating the deadlines – instead, ask the people in the trenches doing the real work how much they can do. In Agile terms, you ask the people making the pizzas how many pizzas they can make.
This chapter explains how Agile reduces the workload of an old-fashioned project that is burdened by too many meetings, slide presentations and dictates from authoritarian management by minimising the work needed to be done. Also, you need to avoid Parkinson’s Law:
Work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion.
Observations of the British Civil Service ...