PM Tip of the WeekIt's the client's project, not your project. When your'e doing work-for-hire, you don't get to make 100% of the project decisions. Your first priority is to make your client happy and successful. If they want something different than what you think should be done and the disagreement can't be mutually resolved, the final decision will always go to the client.
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We’ve all been there. Sitting in a room where the client, a project stakeholder, or your boss is questioning you (perhaps in an angry-ish way) about why the project went terribly wrong. It’s uncomfortable, almost unbearable – and the temptation … Continue reading
Have you ever been a team member working on a project and you start getting hints that the client is asking for something that wasn’t on the list or is above and beyond what you agreed to do? If you’re lucky, … Continue reading
When planning a project there are lots of options for organizing the tasks. When I think about a project plan I automatically think of the traditional gantt chart with the tasks, sub-tasks, resources, and timeline all incorporated within. In a … Continue reading
We all know that how we present ourselves makes a difference – if we show up to a job interview looking wrinkled and flustered it will be harder for the interviewer to believe we’re organized and will be a good fit for the organization … Continue reading
Weekly status meetings are a great PM tool. They keep the PM in touch with the client and show commitment to the project because the time is reserved, every week, to discuss the project. The status meetings provide a way to review the project … Continue reading