Quotes on time pressure

“People under time pressure don’t work better; they just work faster. In order to work faster, they may have to sacrifice the quality of the product and their own job satisfaction.” – Peopleware, De Marco & Lister

“I don’t need time, I need a deadline.” – Duke Ellington

Don’t use pressure for the sake of pressure.

Clearly state the project’s goal and transmit it to the team. Explain what are the constraints standing between the team and the goal. The team must figure out a creative way to deal with the constraints, while keeps getting closer to the goal.

You can’t make a good job if everyone is feeling too pressured, but you can’t make a good job if there’s no pressure at all.

Don’t use pressure for the sake of pressure. Instead, manage the pressure for the project’s benefit.

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