2015
Mar
4
awarded  Popular Question
2012
Sep
16
awarded  Editor
Sep
16
revised How can a new PM manage a failing project in a few hours per week?
thanks and explanation
Sep
16
comment How can a new PM manage a failing project in a few hours per week?
Only one software contractor is full-time on the project. The rest of us all have several other projects. At this point, "failing" means that there is a communication breakdown between the scientists and one of the contractors on the project (which makes it difficult to assess whether other components are also failing). Because of the communication breakdown, it's also not clear whether it's behind schedule. I've come to the conclusion that the most I can do is to determine a schedule and mediate communication.
Sep
16
comment How can a new PM manage a failing project in a few hours per week?
Thanks for the warning, but I should draw attention here to the first sentence of my question: I am a scientist. Most scientists (at any and all stages of their careers) do a lot of off-the-clock work. I am trying to figure out how much of my off-the-clock time should be allocated to this project, as opposed to the other projects I don't have sufficient on-the-clock time for. ;-)
Sep
16
awarded  Supporter
Sep
10
awarded  Nice Question
Sep
10
awarded  Student
Sep
10
asked How can a new PM manage a failing project in a few hours per week?