obstacles to meeting deadlines

Just read an interesting article on Inc.com about meeting deadlines. The article is entitled Elon Musk’s New Genius Way to Make Yourself Meet Deadlines“. An interesting article and I found the following from the article to be quite useful:

Getting projects done on time is often tricky, with the following factors frequently playing big roles:

–  People overestimate their own abilities.

–  They overestimate the capacities of the people they work with and the systems they use.

– There’s inadequate allowance for outside conditions that could affect the project, which means planning is short-sighted.

– There’s no plan B.

– People fail to budget enough resources to get the work done.

– Those involved don’t take the deadlines seriously enough.

– Failure to meet deadlines lacks significant consequences.