Deadline Driven

What is it about deadlines that I find so distasteful?  Deadlines?  Phawug!

And yet my job has become more and more deadline driven the last few months.  Not sure why I have this internal resistance to these arbitrary dates, but I have gained a little more appreciation for their effects on scheduling and managing.  Sometimes (not always) you do good work under pressure; sometimes not so much, but you do tend to get it finished–at least in draft form.  And a draft is something you can work with. Continue reading