We need to stop treating estimates as deadlines.

How often have you seen this when working with teams?

The company is talking a good talk about 'being' agile, but those actually producing the work are having their estimates held as deadlines.

This isn't a complaint, it's a call to action. The only way we can stop this happening is by acknowledging it with empathy.

Seeking understanding as to why stakeholders are taking estimates to be gospel, and challenging ourselves to ask 'How can we serve our teams and organisations better' in the pursuit of this.

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