Working at a pace that is reasonable over the medium to long term makes it easier to plan releases and iterations and helps avoid putting teams in a situation where they feel burned-out and can’t do their best work. The notion of Sustainable Pace originated in eXtreme Programming (XP). Arriving at a pace that is consistently sustainable over the course of the lifespan of a particular product is unique to each team. As described in the original guidance on the topic, “Working overtime sucks the spirit and motivation out of your team. When your team becomes tired and demoralized they will get less work done, not more, no matter how many hours are worked.”
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Authored by Philip Rogers
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