This month’s Quick Question is:

How do you manage date-specific deliverables vs. non-date specific deliverables?

Below is a summary of my answer to this. For the full response, watch the video.

  • Set dates for non-date specific deliverables anyway, knowing that you have some leeway.
  • Track them on the plan.
  • Shift the dates as the deadlines come and go.
  • If they aren’t on the plan, people won’t do them. Keep talking about them in meetings.
  • At some point they’ll become critical.