is approaching, there is 20 person-days of work to-be-done, and 5 workdays in front
of you. While you wade through the doable tasks, more work piles up behind you faster and faster, pushing you towards
. Then, the wave breaks, either you surf straight out of it with confidence and speed
(you successfully finish work) or you crash and fall into
the whitewater (which experienced deadline
surfers call the "stuck inside
arrives, washes every crashed surfer on shore, while the experienced riders swim out to catch
the next one.
deadlines, I love
the sound they make when they swoosh by".