Deadline is a particular day or time, by which a Task or a Project must be accomplished. Most Milestone goals are associated with a certain Deadline.

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Reduce Scope or Kill the Project?

My goal is to implement business application. I have 10 days to complete, and my estimation says that i need 40 days. In a team there are two programmers and one programmer-PM. I assume one ...
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Why are estimates treated like deadlines?

This is one thing that I've always taken as a given, the "status quo" in my line of field (software development) but never really gave it a deep thought. And even now that I do, I still don't ...
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Small firm with 4 developers and 2 project managers in need of some guidance for project workflow

I work as a developer in a small IT firm with 4 developers and 2 project managers. We currently implement some sort of traditional project management, in which the workflow for a given project is as ...
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how to handle multiple project managers?

I am a team leader. My team handles multiple projects. Each has a different project manager. Our priorities keep changing according to deals the company is about to close. The project managers ...
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Prioritization of adhoc request vs Handling long term deadline

Right now we have 2 tasks, which will take about a day each. One has to be completed by end of day as it's an adhoc request. The other is part of a client project that is due not immediately, but 3 ...
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How can I get inexperienced team members to meet project deadlines?

Recently, we have hired bunch of people who say they have little experience on technology. When I delegate jobs to them and ask for a timeline, they give unrealistic timelines of around 3-5 months. I ...
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My boss says a Senior PM should show more commitment

As a PM I am working with a team and I almost always define our times, however, sometimes my boss stipulates a deadline to the presentation, and even when I discuss it with him he explains the project ...
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Setting Project Deadlines

As a project coordinator, would it be acceptable if I asked the employee "Would this be a reasonable deadline for you?"
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Slow client answers

Let's say, I have a project with well fixed deadlines, and a pretty good specification. Every specification needs additional discussion, with taking in consideration the client's requirements (I mean, ...
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How to deal with a missed deadline and obtain a new target date?

I apologize if this sounds basic, but here's the scenario: We were supposed to complete a project in August and now that it's November, it's still in progress. After asking the client to provide us ...
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Modal estimate when it comes to project deadlines

I'm relatively new to Project Management (having a technical background) and I noticed that there are these specific columns in an excel file regarding deadlines: Pessimistic | Optimistic | Modal ...
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What Should a Project Manager Do If Development is Not Completed On Time?

I am a project manager of a development team. Oftentimes, the deadline for the development project is not met. About my team: I have 4 people in my team, and they are older than me. Sometimes I ...
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How to handle CEO “priority” requests that affect existing client deadlines?

Our team(s) have agreed upon timelines both by the team themselves and the clients, including a bit of extra padding in case of any mistakes. However, the CEO of the company consistently sends ...
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Project complete but does not really satisfy the end users. Business owners unhappy

Some background on the project: I recently completed a project for a company. The project was a fairly large line of business web site. The customer was a company with no prior experience ...
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Setting your own deadlines when your primary responsibilities cannot be scheduled

I know questions about setting your own deadlines have been asked before, but I think I'm in a unique situation. I have many software development projects, and one of the managers (though not my ...
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Our Team Finished Our Project Before The Deadline! What Now?

I have 1 project under me and looks like we are ahead of time in this. We told client that the project will be completed in a month, and the developer completed it in 2 weeks. What should you do in ...
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What is the main factor that makes your project not meet its goals most of the time? [closed]

What is the most common problem you face regularly and how you can avoid it? I wonder if we, as a community, will agree on the same thing? I ask for some short answers (just in a few words) to ...
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Is planning software necessary?

Is planning software necessary? Can you plan your project without one?
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How to go about taking over a failing project?

I work for a pretty small company employing less than 150 people, for the last 35 years this company has never had any sort of project managers and every project that they have had has always come ...
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Strategies for Setting Realistic Deadlines

What are the most effective methods/strategies which will help in the setting of realistic deadlines within projects?
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When is the latest opportunity to add new team members to improve schedule performance?

A saying is (at least here in Germany): Adding new people to a late project makes it even later. That is true, because the additional work to introduce the newbies to the project destroys productivity ...
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Denying payments as a project deadline penalty

I've just had a bad project experience. I was a subcontract programmer of a subcontract software house. I've been assigned as a single developer to build an application. During the development ...
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How do I convince a client to use SCRUM in a tight deadline and fixed price project?

This is perhaps an addition to this question: 'How do you convince a client to use Agile Methods'. But I was not 100% convinced by the answers on that question. What I am asking myself is how to ...
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How to deal with a team member who keeps missing deadlines?

What techniques I could use after I discover that one of my team members keep agreeing on time lines, but he does not communicate he will not meet those dates until the 11th hour (I mean just before ...
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How do I deal with ballooning timescales?

When starting a brand new project, no matter how well I try to consider all of the components I always end up with a rapidly expanding list of features and missed requirements by half way through. ...