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  • ...because people who set them give us paychecks. They are rarely important in the technical sense. Sometimes a project has to be finished before another which depends on it can start. More often, however, it's just a way for the boss(es) to assert their authority.
    • I've worked on deadlines which:

      • Which had severe legal consequences if we don't have it implemented
      • Which might save a client from bankruptcy if it was implemented in time (that one was not fun)
      • Holds up other projects if it's not implemented (many, if not most, of my deadlines now fall in this category)
      • Were simply part of a company struggle to stay alive

      Yes, I've worked on some projects which are simply management trying to assert authority, but that's been the minority. I'm sorry to hear you've had a dif