True Confessions of a PM: I Do Care about Document Management

Ever have one of those moments as a PM when your team asks you a question, and you hear yourself responding but think to yourself--wow, that statement was a bald-faced lie? I had that experience last week when discussing file sharing protocols with my team.

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Sorry, but I Still Don't Get What You Do

The idea for this post came from two different sources. One of those sources is a good friend from when I was still a project manager in the making. (Early warning signs: my friends referred to me as "the glue" keeping our high school crew together. And, I wouldn't let anyone touch my day planner.) The other is the person who hired me for my first, official PM gig.

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True Confessions of a PM: Rant Against the Gantt

True confessions of a PM: I don't get Gantt charts. While I don't dispute the need for project updates, what I do dispute is the tired Gantt chart view that we churn out without thinking. When a project sponsor asks for a Gantt chart, consider what he or she really wants to see.

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