Why developers should not be happy with a project manager

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4 Responses

  1. Harry says:

    This post really answers a lot of my problems. Thanks a lot.

  2. Joost says:

    Bang on the spot Dennis. The overtime thing can be limited by learning to say “no” but admittedly, this is sometimes very hard. In all my experience I met only a few (as in two or three) really good project leaders. They tend to take a facilitating role. One literally said “my role is to guard the planning, make progress reports, pick up the phone, receive beatings from the customer, and generally making sure that things stay quiet in this office so YOU technicians can do the actual WORK”. 😉

  3. PM Hut says:

    Project Managers usually should consult with the team before making their estimates, and pad the team’s estimates, and then pad their own estimates before scheduling the project. Granted, some team members are not really good at estimates, and it’s up to the Project Manager to do the estimates on their behalf.

    As for saying no, I’ve published an article on how to say no, but the thing is, before saying no, you have to have a certain level of confidence in what you’re saying, and you need to have established yourself as reliable when it comes to estimating your time.

  4. That’s understandable that money makes people free. But what to do when somebody doesn’t have money? The one way only is to try to get the loan and car loan.

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