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You're working on a project and you are under pressure to deliver. What would you do get it over the line?   [Edit]

Survey period: 11 Aug 2008 to 18 Aug 2008

No matter how well you plan you don't always make it. What would you do if the deadline was looming? (Suggested by Pete)

OptionVotes% 
Crank up the overtime. All-nighters and weekends for everyone.77360.16
Leave out some documentation61547.86
Skip test cases31824.75
Downsize the team to make budget room to cover loses and deliver later282.18
Outsource to get it done faster846.54
Ramp up with in-house contractors14811.52
Hire a middleman to deal with the stakeholders544.20
Partner someone elses solution1038.02
Ignore the deadline49438.44
Respondents were allowed to choose more than one answer; totals may not add up to 100%

View optional text answers (92 answers)


 
GeneralTwo problems here Pin
Mike Gaskey17-Aug-08 12:37
Mike Gaskey17-Aug-08 12:37 
GeneralFantasy deadlines Pin
WillemM17-Aug-08 8:04
WillemM17-Aug-08 8:04 
GeneralThere is only one problem with tight deadlines Pin
Ennis Ray Lynch, Jr.15-Aug-08 11:33
Ennis Ray Lynch, Jr.15-Aug-08 11:33 
GeneralOwn satisfaction is ultimate Pin
Abhishek Sur15-Aug-08 11:00
professionalAbhishek Sur15-Aug-08 11:00 
GeneralI say ditch it, enjoy your life Pin
Vitaly Tomilov14-Aug-08 3:25
Vitaly Tomilov14-Aug-08 3:25 
GeneralBeing there Done that Pin
Yusuf12-Aug-08 4:55
Yusuf12-Aug-08 4:55 
JokeEnjoy the whooshing sound... Pin
Nemanja Trifunovic12-Aug-08 4:36
Nemanja Trifunovic12-Aug-08 4:36 
GeneralRe: Enjoy the whooshing sound... Pin
Ennis Ray Lynch, Jr.15-Aug-08 6:23
Ennis Ray Lynch, Jr.15-Aug-08 6:23 
Generalwhats the better option Pin
SumanBalakrishnan12-Aug-08 1:16
SumanBalakrishnan12-Aug-08 1:16 
GeneralI humbly disagree Pin
Paul Watson13-Aug-08 2:15
sitebuilderPaul Watson13-Aug-08 2:15 
GeneralRe: I humbly disagree [modified] Pin
SumanBalakrishnan14-Aug-08 3:19
SumanBalakrishnan14-Aug-08 3:19 
GeneralRe: I humbly disagree Pin
SumanBalakrishnan14-Aug-08 4:01
SumanBalakrishnan14-Aug-08 4:01 
GeneralRe: I humbly disagree Pin
Paul Watson14-Aug-08 4:36
sitebuilderPaul Watson14-Aug-08 4:36 
GeneralRe: I humbly disagree Pin
HowardBray17-Aug-08 1:01
HowardBray17-Aug-08 1:01 
RantChanging the team in a crisis is a bad idea Pin
Jakob Bohm12-Aug-08 0:34
Jakob Bohm12-Aug-08 0:34 
GeneralRe: Changing the team in a crisis is a bad idea Pin
John M. Drescher12-Aug-08 8:52
John M. Drescher12-Aug-08 8:52 
GeneralRe: Changing the team in a crisis is a bad idea Pin
DrWheetos13-Aug-08 13:24
DrWheetos13-Aug-08 13:24 
GeneralOff-topic: vs2008sp1 RTM Pin
13xforever11-Aug-08 18:20
13xforever11-Aug-08 18:20 
GeneralOverthrow Management Pin
Joe Q11-Aug-08 3:55
Joe Q11-Aug-08 3:55 
GeneralMissing Option Pin
Grimolfr11-Aug-08 2:54
Grimolfr11-Aug-08 2:54 
GeneralRe: Missing Option: 'Pray' :-) Pin
vasil_ek11-Aug-08 11:57
vasil_ek11-Aug-08 11:57 
GeneralRe: Missing Option: 'Pray' :-) Pin
Viral Upadhyay11-Aug-08 22:09
Viral Upadhyay11-Aug-08 22:09 
GeneralRe: Missing Option: 'Pray' :-) Pin
Michał Zalewski17-Aug-08 7:05
Michał Zalewski17-Aug-08 7:05 
GeneralRe: Missing Option Pin
quailsafe11-Aug-08 15:47
quailsafe11-Aug-08 15:47 
GeneralRe: Missing Option Pin
geordiejogger12-Aug-08 10:21
geordiejogger12-Aug-08 10:21 

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