At some point in a project, sprint, release, etc we have the process for what we are delivering mapped in our head and we are grinding on it. We are tweaking as we go and it might not be perfect but it’s what we’re doing to get things out the door.
We are under pressure, overwhelmed, and trying to keep everything together on a shoestring to get it out the door.
As much as small tweaks and suggestions here and there could help make you more efficient, you’re not in the right headspace to hear them and it’s better to hold off on making any changes until you’re out of the trenches and ready to take a step back and look at what you were doing.
Don’t make the changes in the trenches, if you can’t handle it right now and by all means, let your team know that this is where you’re at.