One thing I'd love to ask about is effective pressure management. Coming from small cos to a big company like Meta; despite startups having a reputation for chaos, I personally find there's a larger number of failure modes at big companies - a review taking too long, lack of good logging, misalignment, which can lead to either a project being derailed or just flat out failing. I've personally gotten better myself at pressure management (trial by fire); but would love to have thoughts from folks on how they work on this skill!
This question hits home for me as this was my experience growing amidst the Meta chaos as well.
My main piece of advice here is do everything you can to only focus on 1 thing at a time. The primary failure mode is that your mind is constantly thinking about all the things on your plate. This heavy cognitive load is extremely taxing and leads to so much anxiety and ultimately poor performance when untreated.
Here are some of the core ideas I needed to make this work:
You don't need to bear the burden of every potential issue. Like you said, there are many reasons a project could get canceled or delayed. Many are completely outside your control (e.g. privacy review, priority shift, company scandal), so it doesn't make sense to worry about all of them.
My advice is: