When I look down at my To Do list some days, I notice that maybe a third to a half of my actual assignments are someone else's. I find it sort of funny to think, "have I become that person who? AM I A PAIN?"
It's okay, I've gotten over those feelings, but it hasn't been without some experience to find out that following up with people and holding them accountable for their own work is part of the job in project management.
We just completed a project with the most aggressive timeline I have ever had the pleasure to plan and manage. It would have been a complete displeasure had everything not gone so well. It might not sound so rough in writing, but we designed and deployed a blog for a brand new client in under 10 days.
Two days after launch, I am sitting at my desk, going back to the site to make sure we didn't miss something, thinking "what happened here?" or "how did we pull it off?" Here's why I think we did it: Read more
I just wrote an article about connecting with your clients over at Projects at Work, which is a great site for project management professionals. There is a lot of great content published on the site (ahem), and there is the capability to connect with other project managers. They just redesigned, and I think the site has a lot of promise. So, check it out and register for an account!
The article is all about what I do to make sure I am keeping up my end of the deal, project management-wise and having fun on the job, meeting new people (clients) and just being myself. It's not an easy thing to do, but it can be accomplished. Please check it out!
I've got a couple more article to be published outside of this blog. I'll mention them here when they're published.