Fixed future release dates

Interesting to see leading blog platform WordPress following in the footsteps of leading Linux distribution Ubuntu in pre-announcing the precise day of its next release. From one perspective, it’s brave stuff. But I’m personally a firm believer in the timeboxing approach of project management approaches like DSDM – where resources are fixed, time is fixed, and deliverables are variable. Pragmatic decisions about ‘what’s realistic for this release’ are no bad thing.