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Need to back out without burning a bridge!

I need to back out of a project that (thankfully) hasn't started yet--how do I write an email that doesn't sound flaky or weasel-y, and ideally lets me keep my client? [more inside]
posted by like_a_friend on Feb 26, 2014 - 6 answers

What does simple project management look like?

What does "Project Management Light" look like? Are there good resources out there team members can read/watch/etc? Background and requirements inside. [more inside]
posted by advicepig on Feb 19, 2014 - 11 answers

Help me focus on the hourly details of agency work

My company is becoming more focused on billable hours and resource allocation and I an sinking. Please help me stay afloat. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 9, 2014 - 8 answers

Listmaker, listmaker, make me a list...

To-do questions on here often tell you to have a daily or weekly meeting with your boss. Please help me figure out how to make a list of tasks and projects so that I can do this and keep my head on straight and not get mired in anxiety-land. [more inside]
posted by inmyhead on Sep 11, 2012 - 12 answers

Should I contribute to this report?

I worked on a professional project which went badly wrong. Before the project imploded, I tried to draw attention to the problems and suggest solutions, but was overruled. Now, months later, the project leader wants me to contribute to a report. If you've been in a similar situation, how did you approach it? What pitfalls should I be wary of?
posted by anonymous on Apr 22, 2012 - 16 answers

Is there such a thing as project aggregation software?

I'm not looking for project management, nor time tracking, nor (necessarily) to do lists, but more of a way of assembling all the different project components and work in progress in one interface. Is there such a thing? [more inside]
posted by outlier on Feb 23, 2012 - 7 answers

What's the (share)point?

How do I evaluate the cost/benefits of migrating my org's front-end website from M$Sharepoint to an open-source platform? [more inside]
posted by metajc on Feb 2, 2012 - 4 answers

a better mode at home than pseudo-relaxation

For those who find "relaxing" completely un-relaxing, how do you cultivate a strong activity and project based home life? [more inside]
posted by elephantsvanish on Jan 2, 2012 - 11 answers

Go to book on working with an assistant?

I am a busy executive level position in a small consulting firm. Business is booming and I'm in high demand - as such I am beginning to feel the need to hire an assistant to take some things off my plate and allow me to focus on some higher level thinking. Is there a respected book, resource, or school of thought on how to incorporate a personal / administrative assistant in to my personal workflow? [more inside]
posted by jlowen on Oct 14, 2011 - 2 answers

Project manage THIS

Considering making a switch to becoming a project manager. Please tell me about your best and worst project managers! [more inside]
posted by raw sugar on Jul 22, 2011 - 12 answers

Here, let me help you with that

How do I make a long project a little more fun for the BF? [more inside]
posted by sprezzy on May 10, 2011 - 17 answers

You're not the boss of me now...

Caution- overbearing colleagues ahead! [more inside]
posted by I_Love_Bananas on Jan 16, 2011 - 20 answers

Alternative to Basecamp?

I'm looking for a simple alternative to Basecamp with a couple extra features. [more inside]
posted by frenetic on Dec 21, 2010 - 2 answers

Help me track my time

Looking for a time-tracking program that I can use both on my laptop and on an iPod Touch. [more inside]
posted by emilyd22222 on Dec 8, 2010 - 5 answers

Simple project management software needed

Time-tracking project management software solution needed [more inside]
posted by hamandcheese on Sep 10, 2010 - 2 answers

How do I tell my manager to wake up?

How do I (or we) speak to my manager about his increasing lack of involvement in what we feel are the core components of a product's (re)launch, especially when the stakes in the launch include: our careers, the fate of the company, and the jobs of fellow colleagues in the office? [more inside]
posted by mistertoronto on Aug 11, 2010 - 5 answers

Lazy and Inexperienced or Latent Management Material?

I am mentoring a college kid who wants to be a programmer. I am detail-oriented; he does the bare minimum required to get the job done, but he gets things done. Am I right to push him toward thinking about doing project management rather than hands-dirty techie-developer type stuff? Or is he just lazy and needing to be schooled? [more inside]
posted by circular on Feb 23, 2010 - 28 answers

Help me stop procrastinating and get my work done!

I cannot seem to stop procrastinating on a work project, and the deadline is looming. I have no doubt that I can get it done if I can just make myself get the work done, but I cannot make myself concentrate and buckle down and get it done! [more inside]
posted by dumbledore69 on Aug 12, 2009 - 22 answers

What the best way to track my work projects?

What the best way to track my work projects? I usually have thirty to fifty different projects going on simultaneously, all in various stages of completion. [more inside]
posted by Optimus Chyme on May 28, 2009 - 9 answers

Why don't you set that to one side for now...

How to convince my boss to let me do what I was hired to do? [more inside]
posted by LN on Sep 17, 2008 - 10 answers

Running to stand still - resource management in IT

Scheduling and work-request software for an IT team. [more inside]
posted by ajp on May 2, 2008 - 14 answers

How do you maintain your sanity while managing an overwhelming workload with multiple large projects?

Tips on preventing work burnout and handling job stress. How do you handle an overwhelming workload with grace and sanity? How can I quickly become a good project manager? What should I do until I have the project management skills to actually handle the workload I've been assigned? (I'm kind of freaking out here.) [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 18, 2007 - 11 answers

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