Questions tagged [deadline]

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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Project scope increases rapidly and affects team

I belong to a developer team in a senior position. I am not on the project management side. I am facing a frequent issue. Let's say our project's start date is 01-01-2018. The deadline of the project ...
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What decision should I take regarding a team of front-end developers which delivers unstable releases

I own a front-end development team who's task is to develop a single page web application based on Angular technology stack. Product is currently in beta stage and never been public, only client ...
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Kanban or Scrum for tough deadline project?

Sorry in advance if my question looks silly, but it's bothered me for quite a long time and haven't found the answer to it yet. I work in an IT outsource company and due to specifics of my job I ...
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About the claim that adding more developers to a team does not make delivery faster

Over the years, I have heard many times that adding more developers to a team does not make things faster. My opinion is that it's a question of management. If you can allocate one complex screen of a ...
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PM techniques/tools for fixed-price 6 month client project

I am looking for project management techniques and tools to help with the following situation. (P.S. I know this question is technically off-topic but I felt Revisiting Tool Recommendation Questions ...
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How should I control a programming project's progress?

We have a startup and it is our first experience. We want to create a mobile application and its website implementation. We have 3 main parts: Mobile application Website application A server that ...
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Project 2010 schedule a task ALAP using a deadline

I have a task with fixed duration that must finish by a certain date. It has several predecessors. If I schedule it manually (start and finish date) it obviously works OK, but I would rather schedule ...
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Project Management without access to budget or deadlines

A lot of (read:all) project management literature and methodology focuses on knowing your budget and deadlines for when projects need to be completed and how much they should cost. At my workplace, ...
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Missed deadlines. Who's responsible?

This is gonna be a bit of a hard to answer question with there being too many variables. I'm a worker. And i have missed plenty of deadlines. I have come to the personal opinion that a missed ...
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Did i good to do quick fixes, couple minutes before deadline.

I took part in a above one year lasting project. It is website with couple additional functionalities for a rather important institution. ( in my subjective opinion ). At date 0 there was deployment ...
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Your team member fails to meet the deadline for the coding and testing of a component. What do you do?

You are the manager of a software development project. One of the team members fails to meet the deadline for the coding and testing of a component. What do you do?
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Practising agile in deadline driven environments

As a I understand, Agile is based on the team's velocity, which means that the project deadline is based on their velocity. Problem 1 What do you do if you are a project manager, and the sales team ...
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Present a document with estimations of duration of work and risks

Two months ago, I joined a software development company. They have just assigned me my first big task that consist in overhauling all the front end of one of our Rails apps. The project is still in ...
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Time estimation and deadlines

I started working in my current job as an Android developer right after graduation (1.5 months ago), my first task was to build a complaint application which includes the following features: ...
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Failed to finish project in time, now threatened with UK court [closed]

I wonder if anyone has experience and can help with some advise. I am a programmer with 15 years of experience, and I feel it is unfair what is happening to me. I was silly enough to sign a ...
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Is there a theory of management that supports backward/reverse planning?

I have found that project managers/project leaders use this common sense approach to planning. Namely, they already have a deadline, then they set milestones in a backwards order. They apply the same ...
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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. ...