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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 different experience. That doesn't sound fun.

      • Well, of course my reply had a lot of tongue-in-cheek in it. However, the original post was talking about people not understanding the importance of deadlines, and this kind of talk is usually reserved to those of us who prefer to tell people what to do rather than do it.