Of course she does! Even if all logic says otherwise, no client wants to think they’re any less than your first priority. Of course if you’re managing some giant project, it may be the sole focus of your work. But for most of us we’re juggling multiple projects as well as internal work along with the really important stuff – home and family – all at the same time. The trick is to make sure your client can reach you, to plan well so that you can meet her deadlines along with everyone else’s, and if you can avoid saying things like: “I’m sorry we can’t do what you’re asking/we were late for your meeting/we missed your deadline because we’re too busy with our other projects,” that helps too.
What’s your best advice for juggling multiple projects at the same time?