Crunch Time, Creativity, and the Pivotal Process

December 5, 2014 Rachel Bobbins

Crunch time. It’s that high-pressure period before a big deadline. But does it work? Should it be part of your Agile process? In this presentation, software engineer and Agile practitioner Ryan Tang makes the case that it shouldn’t. Extrinsic motivators like crunch time worked 100 years ago in the era of low-tech factories. Today, in the knowledge economy, the high pressures of crunch time makes workers less creative and less productive.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oi8sR9uERzE&list=UUVX6cVxu3GYwhTY09LA69kA

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