Deliveries are our most visible “wins”, but they are a double-edged sword. Leapers are always aware to not let things like process, methodology, meetings, extraneous decision making and other activities become slated as “deliverables”.
Attending a meeting is not a delivery.
Sending in your status report is not a delivery.
Ensuring your team knows when the customer is expecting those last second hot-featured fixes and having it in their hands a day early IS delivery.
Helping your team by taking on the grunt work, reducing their bug piles so you can get the latest release out the door (maybe even a week late) IS delivery.
Busy work is not delivery.
Delivery is measured by the value quotient it brings to yourself, your team and/or your customer.
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