Every morning you wake up and do the morning ritual. The order varies for people but the tasks are usually the same. Turn off the alarm clock. Stumble out of bed and get coffee. Go the bathroom. Stare at your phone and check your social media. Take a shower. Do your hair. Brush your teeth. Get dressed. Pack a lunch. Have some breakfast. Stare at phone for a bit. Check the weather on TV or your phone. There are plenty of other things probably on your list if you have kids or pets (fish don’t count). The line in the sand is you want to be out the door by 7:45am.
What happens when you forget to set the alarm. I know you are nodding your head yes because this has happened to all of us. Guess what? You still need to be out the door by 7:45am. And guess what? You did manage to get out the door by 7:45am and get all the stuff done you needed to get done. Sure you skipped a few things but you ended up getting into work on time and still managed to be presentable. I don’t care what you skipped but don’t ever skip brushing your teeth or combing your hair. Skip feeding the fish, they don’t eat much anyways. Skip staring at your phone. You’ll end up staring at it a dozen more times during the day.
Agile by the book says there are no hard deliverable dates. Teams figure out the work and the work drives the delivery date. This happens a lot but we have been faced with hard deadlines many times. Listen to what causes hard deadlines. We will propose our solutions to help you survive the deadline perils. Ensured to make your commute go by fast.