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Agree with @Tiago Cardoso, but I'll provide a different analytical framework. The PM is responsible to the stakeholders for closing the project. If the project is authorized based on flawed assumptions (or on assumptions which the PM believes to be flawed), then there is a risk to project success. (I don't remember the statistics, but from memory, flawed ...


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There's a conflict between the Product management and the Project management role. As Product Manager, you're responsible to ensure the product is viable and will have acceptance within users. As Project Manager, you're responsible to ensure the project objectives are achieved. Based on the context, it seems you have a considerable amount of knowledge on ...


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Assuming that you are the Project Manager (otherwise, why would you post this to our site), you have no "right" to disclose this information to your team, since it was told to you in confidence. Your task as PjM is to ensure the project will be in a deliverable state by the "firing deadline" and that everything is well enough documented ...


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As others have pointed out, understanding who is responsible for what is helpful and avoids a lot of chaos. However, the Golden Rule trumps organizational "walls". If your conscience forbids you to be quiet while your teammate, regardless of position (including the boss) is attempting to cross Niagara Falls in a barrel then obey your conscience, even if ...


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To piggy back on @Danny Schoemann's answer, the caveat as it relates to project managers is that all of the resources we use to get a project to the finish line, including employees, are temporary. Unless the project has to downsize due to cost control or secondary to a project change, all project resources, including employees, get "laid off" ...


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For the past several years, I have read what seems to be a push to extend the PM's accountability not only with the success of project delivery but also product success and organization success. This comes across to me as more of way to expand the scope of a project manager versus something that makes sense. I 100% agree with Tiago and Mark. The PM's ...


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As usual, you can just increase the effort one has to invest to steal from you. There is never 100% security. Your employees might copy and sell your code. Nevertheless, there are multiple possibilities but they could be divided in legal, technical/physical, and strategic Legal: Put a clear IPR and usage right statement in the contract Put the IPR ...


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