Imagine how many emotions and effort is involved to meet software project deadlines. We consider software project deadlines very important and we put a lot into meeting them on time.Almost all IT project methodologies are designed to achieve software development deadlines.
The software itself doesn’t have and can’t have a deadline, especially because it is required not only to exist, but to support business goals or strategic initiatives. Even during the project, we need to remember why we are developing something and make sure it continuously supports our business goal. We need to check it regularly. The agile approach helps us align our business goals to what we are doing. We use lean canvases to breakdown business goals that makes sure they align to software we are building and vice versa.
How often do software deadlines become deadlines itself on your PMO dashboard? Are all the IT projects you are doing aligned with business goals in terms of deadlines?