"First and foremost, the people on the ground have to be rewarded by the work itself. Dates represent angst and fear. Release notes are small sighs of relief - and most importantly - progress."I asked "really great points--especially about dates. But if there are business dependencies with dates--like specific events, launch timeline, etc, how do you handle that?"
His response was really worth pointing out. Enjoy the read, and feel free to jump in.