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

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Strategies if you agreed to an unrealistically quick deadline

Okay, so you agreed to a deadline because you thought you would not get the business if you told the potential client that it was really going to take twice the time that they want it delivered in. Now you're regretting that you got yourself, and your company, in this mess, but you needed the money, and you may even have figured that you were overestimating what was involved and that you would be pleasantly surprised.

Unfortunately, you were right and instead of being halfway through the project, you are more like a third of the way there. At this rate, you are not going to have a completed project by the target date.

First of all, take a deep breath and review all your predictions and ...

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