Le scadenze hanno effetti sia negativi che positivi.
Ci mettono sotto pressione:
“When your mind is pressured, it actively begins shutting things down. Your vision narrows—literally as well as figuratively. You no longer consider options. It would seem that deadlines, in general, are very bad for your cognitive processing.”
Ma senza scadenze, le attività corrono il rischio di non essere completate:
“You need deadlines. If it weren’t for deadlines, nothing would get done. But be mindful of the consequences. If the consequences of missing the deadline are fearsome, then you can expect that your brains will start shutting down as the deadline approaches.”
Ne parla Andy Hunt, uno dei Pragmatic Programmers. Da leggere.