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When deadlines approach what is the first thing that starts to get neglected?   [Edit]

Survey period: 14 Jan 2008 to 21 Jan 2008

We've all been there and it isn't pretty

OptionVotes% 
Eating well21212.63
Eating1146.79
Cleaning (house, clothes, bathroom)39823.70
Cleaning (one"s self)291.73
Basic personal hygiene673.99
Relations with friends and family25615.25
Relations with wife / husband / significant other18410.96
The actual problem you are meant to be working on30017.87

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norm .net wrote:
Sounds so familar, don't forget the looking for a scapegoat meeting, that usually occurs after the failed deadline.


Around here, I start looking for a scapegoat when we get to the daily status meetings. Plus, I start doing as much as I can by e-mail (rather than face to face) to keep a paper trail in case someone is looking at me as a scapegoat.

norm .net wrote:
It's all bullsh*t and the management shouldn't have deadlines, the software is done when it's done, hope all managers are watching this


I don't mind the deadlines as long as I have some control over schedule, requirements, and I know the deadline can be extended if someone else is late getting me stuff, etc.

Saying that, around here, I haven't seen anything except the usual arbitrary management deadlines, the last minute changing of requirements, the late inputs, etc.

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