039 – Burning Questions:  A Trick or treat bag of listener mail

039 – Burning Questions: A Trick or treat bag of listener mail

As we gorge on our kid’s leftover Halloween candy, we answer a number of Listener questions left on our Facebook and Linkedin pages.

  • What are some good ways to describe PM-ish duties on a resume/CV?
  • What are some tips on holding someone accountable?
  • How do you create a timeline for a project with a new technology you don’t know about?
  • When and how do you call out a team member who is not doing their job?
  • What are some tips on working with an external IT vendor PM?
  • And more!

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    Kim Essendrup
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    As we gorge on our kid’s leftover Halloween candy, we answer a number of Listener questions left on our Facebook and Linkedin pages. What are some goo
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    Cesar Faustino
    Cesar Faustino
    Participant

    Hello guys,

    Thank you very much for covering my question in this podcast. Gave me a real boost on the drive to work today!

    Just to give some more perspective on where I am coming from when I asked this question:

    I work for a machine manufacturing company (inserting ourselves into the niche of coating machines), where we build custom solutions for our customers. In this case the architects (automation engineers) have a lot of the responsibility to make everything work the way things are intended to, according to customer requirements, and all along complying with safety directives.

    [venting]So, when the customer gives you a PowerPoint presentation of how he wants things to work, you have meetings with the team and customer to be sure everyone is clear, and at the end the team member forgets something that the customer requested… this doesn’t look good on “us”. [/venting] (Here I use “us” as I used “our fault”, meaning the company. I use this way of talking to show that we are a team and we are all in this together. Helps in some situations, but in this one there is very little the team can do since this part of the job is dependent mainly on the one member.)

    Of course everyone is always looking for an answer that can be implemented “yesterday” (as I was, when I asked), but in this situation it is something that will understandably take time. So I’ll take a(nother) deep breath and keep documentation updated the best I can as you so kindly suggest.

     

    PS. “…the little engine that insists on not being able too.” That was great! Made my day!

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    Magdalena Benavidez
    Participant

    Was this the podcast where Kate was going to post her resume as an example? Would you please tell me where that is? Or any resume examples I can reference?

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