Dealing with deadlines - Things Developers Hate
Deadlines themselves are not a bad thing - they allow company to have some predictability, they let us understood how much ahead or behind we're with our work, they can be very useful. However, besides real deadlines we also have something I call bullshit deadlines - made up by stakeholders to generate pressure and feeling of urgency, they can help the company in the short term, but more often than not they have very bad long-term effects.
0:23 Types of deadlines
3:25 Flexible delivery
4:49 Dealing with real deadlines
6:25 Dealing with bullshit deadlines
7:58 Abused deadlines