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Delivering Time Management for IT Professionals: A Trainer's Manual by Dr. Jan Yager

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Deadlines as a useful time management tool

Let's discuss how and why deadlines help to keep you and your projects on track.

What deadlines do you have to deal with? The first is the one that a client or customer sets for you: "We need the new software by this date."

The second deadline is the one that you and your team know is possible. The third deadline is the one you all agree to. Ideally, the first and second deadlines should be the same, or at least close together, so that the third deadline that everyone agrees to is realistic and possible.

Setting and meeting deadlines can be a challenge especially if it's a new client or customer, or a new product or project, so that you do not have any similar successful projects to fall back on as a way ...

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