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No Heroes

  • Set the expectations by validating your understanding of the requirements and confirming any assumptions you are making as early as possible (even before the task is to be started),
  • If requirements changes or if you discover something: take pause and reassess your timeline,
  • If the timeline needs to change, communicate with other parties as early as possible and provide clear context as to why the changes are required,
  • Provide recommendations (cutting features, pushing the deadline) and state the new timeline to reset the expectations.
  • Repeat.

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