A counterpoint to this focus on "speed" is doing it right.
There is never enough time to do it right, but there's always enough time to do it over. -- Jack Bergman
Make Haste Slowly - Anonymous
Only that which is well done is quickly done. -- AugustusHow do you balance the imperatives of time and quality? In the three-legged triangle of project management, you must be able to balance resources, quality and functionality. When any two are fixed, the other must be variable.
According to the triangle inequality (|A| + |B| > |C|), there are collections of triangle sides that don't work.
We (standards professionals) have to be careful with how we address issues where time is of the essence. A failure to meet the deadline is certainly a problem, but even worse would be a failure to deliver on quality or worse yet, to deliver something that doesn't add the necessary value.
What is truly essential to success is balance.