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Think about / be O-B-S-E-S-E-D by END DEADLINE
Are you obsessed with the deadline?

What about the other stakeholders of your project?

The general idea is: there is no place to procrastinate / curl up in pursuit of great "dreams"

The haughty "dreamers" I met were also at the top of the Pragmatism Scale: they are determined to conduct real tests to monopolize real customers.
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Um ok. I got lost after the first sentence, so let me stick with that one. I guess being OCD I would count myself as obsessed with a lot of things.
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1 reply by Luis Branco
Jan 15, 2020 5:49 AM
Luis Branco
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Dear Sante
Thank you for participating in this reflection and for your opinion.

What led you to get lost after the first sentence?

Can I help you find yourself?

You made me laugh reading: "I guess being OCD I would count myself as obsessed with a lot of things."
No - project management is about juggling a number of flaming objects at the same time, not just one. Obsessing about anything in project management implies putting blinders on which means we are likely to get blindsided.

Like Sante, you lost me with the last two sentences in your question...

Kiron
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1 reply by Luis Branco
Jan 15, 2020 5:51 AM
Luis Branco
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Dear Kiron
Thank you for participating in this reflection and for your opinion.

What led you to get lost with the last two sentences ?

Can I help you find yourself? :-)
Luis,

I wouldn’t say that I’m obsessed with my deadlines, however, they do scare me at times as historically one would face bodily harm if they were crossed. For that reason, we should always respect them as you never know when they might have a breakdown and regress to their previous state.

So, give them the respect they deserve, and be sure to salute them as they pass you by.

:)
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1 reply by Luis Branco
Jan 15, 2020 5:55 AM
Luis Branco
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Dear George
Thank you for participating in this reflection and for your opinion.

You made me laugh with: "So, give them the respect they deserve, and be sure to salute them as they pass you by." :-)
Luis

After the first line, I got lost with Sante and Kiron (The Lost Trio).

I don't obsess over deadlines, they are important but not a bible. I obsess over what matters most which is delivering value to the clients.

RK
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3 replies by Luis Branco, Sante Vergini, and Vincent Guerard
Jan 15, 2020 5:58 AM
Luis Branco
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Dear Rami
Thank you for participating in this reflection and for your opinion.

Interestingly, he wrote: "I'm obsessed with what matters most: delivering value to customers."

Is the deadline integrated into what we might call value?
Jan 15, 2020 3:41 PM
Sante Vergini
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The lost Scrumian brothers.
Jan 15, 2020 10:01 PM
Vincent Guerard
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Make that four,

I favour value over the deadline.
Not obsessed. Obsession obscures the rationale.
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1 reply by Luis Branco
Jan 15, 2020 6:00 AM
Luis Branco
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Dear Andrew
Thank you for participating in this reflection and for your opinion.

Interesting to your perspective: "Obsession obscures the rationale"
Hi Luís,

I don't consider myself obsessed, but I focus on delivering within the defined deadline.

However, the importance of fulfilling the deadline depends on project's objectives. There are projects where delivering value is way more important that the deadline, and that is supported by the stakeholders/sponsors.

Regarding the pragmatic dreamers, I love them!
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1 reply by Luis Branco
Jan 15, 2020 6:27 AM
Luis Branco
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Dear João
Thank you for participating in this reflection and for your opinion.

You wrote: "There are projects where delivering value is more important than the deadline"
The deadline is not included in the value?

We're in tune: "Regarding the pragmatic dreamers, I love them! :-)
Jan 14, 2020 4:07 PM
Replying to Sante Vergini
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Um ok. I got lost after the first sentence, so let me stick with that one. I guess being OCD I would count myself as obsessed with a lot of things.
Dear Sante
Thank you for participating in this reflection and for your opinion.

What led you to get lost after the first sentence?

Can I help you find yourself?

You made me laugh reading: "I guess being OCD I would count myself as obsessed with a lot of things."
...
1 reply by Sante Vergini
Jan 15, 2020 3:40 PM
Sante Vergini
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lol, I get lost a lot.
Jan 14, 2020 5:00 PM
Replying to Kiron Bondale
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No - project management is about juggling a number of flaming objects at the same time, not just one. Obsessing about anything in project management implies putting blinders on which means we are likely to get blindsided.

Like Sante, you lost me with the last two sentences in your question...

Kiron
Dear Kiron
Thank you for participating in this reflection and for your opinion.

What led you to get lost with the last two sentences ?

Can I help you find yourself? :-)
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1 reply by Kiron Bondale
Jan 15, 2020 7:56 AM
Kiron Bondale
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I was unable to determine the connection between the last two sentences and the original question :-)
Jan 14, 2020 5:13 PM
Replying to George Freeman
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Luis,

I wouldn’t say that I’m obsessed with my deadlines, however, they do scare me at times as historically one would face bodily harm if they were crossed. For that reason, we should always respect them as you never know when they might have a breakdown and regress to their previous state.

So, give them the respect they deserve, and be sure to salute them as they pass you by.

:)
Dear George
Thank you for participating in this reflection and for your opinion.

You made me laugh with: "So, give them the respect they deserve, and be sure to salute them as they pass you by." :-)
Jan 14, 2020 8:16 PM
Replying to Rami Kaibni
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Luis

After the first line, I got lost with Sante and Kiron (The Lost Trio).

I don't obsess over deadlines, they are important but not a bible. I obsess over what matters most which is delivering value to the clients.

RK
Dear Rami
Thank you for participating in this reflection and for your opinion.

Interestingly, he wrote: "I'm obsessed with what matters most: delivering value to customers."

Is the deadline integrated into what we might call value?
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1 reply by Rami Kaibni
Jan 15, 2020 2:46 PM
Rami Kaibni
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Luis

It depends, it’s a case by case. Sometimes you have to extend some deadline or deliver earlier in other cases in order to deliver the right value at the right time and this case, sticking to the original timeline won’t add as much value as it would if it was reconsidered.

Hope this clarifies.

RK
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