So I had a quick meeting today, my Boss who is leading the sales team has given me one sprint to deliver a shopping list of work for a end client.
I have told him that a week is not enough time to deliver that amount of work and properly test everything. Only in the best case scenario, if everything works fantastically well, it will be delivered.
I am currently facing the following issues:
My boss doesn't seem to care and will just set the aggressive deadlines anyway because it's an opportunity to get business in.
My boss is not respecting the fact that my team are contractually obliged to work 40 hours a week (UK), he just wants this level of work delivered in a sprint even if it means a lot of overtime.
I have warned him about:
- Tech debt resulting from very aggressive deadlines and being able to create a contingency in my project management.
- I have repeatedly told him that we can't let clients dictate our sprint cycles this way, but his argument is that if we are not aggressive enough with timeframes we will lose business.
How can I handle this situation.