Rhythm leads to progress without coercion for self-organizing teams and professionals. Without heartbeat no PDCA-cycle and learning ability.
You can compare your project to a ten-kilometer ice skating race. This race is actually 25 laps of 400 meters.
If you meet your (weekly) “lap times”, you know your project is on schedule!
The Blind check
Checking off tasks is rewarded with a shot of dopamine that makes you want it again and again. However, beware of the blind check!
The blind check gives an illusion of progress and leads to unexpected corrections later on.
A task is only done when it brings you closer to the final goal!