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Published Thursday, August 9, 2007 7:52 AM by andyleonard

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a.m. said:

... Just getting off a bad project, or what?  

I totally relate to everything you said, but you're wrong if you say you've worked with the worst, because I know I've got you beat :)

August 9, 2007 2:00 PM

andyleonard said:

Hi Adam,

  Lol - and sorry to hear about your project management experiences. :(

  This post doesn't reference anything recent. I maintain this rule about blogging: All complaints must be from experiences 12 months (or more) in the past. A year gives me time to learn from the experience and to put it in perspective.

:{> Andy

August 9, 2007 7:51 PM

a.m. said:

Yes, the PM I'm thinking of was from around 3 or 4 years ago.  The "I used to be a developer too, you know" part really hits home.  I can still remember the obviously never opened Java books collecting dust on the shadowy corner of her desk... despite the fact that we were a .NET shop.  One of the other developers and I would throw little slightly-incorrect technical terms out in meetings to see if she would bite.  Her dazed look told us that nary a line of code had those fingers ever punched into an editor...

August 9, 2007 9:33 PM

andyleonard said:

Hi Projectmanagement04,

  I understand it's a lot of work to achieve PMP certification.

  I think you missed my point about the callouses...

:{> Andy

September 7, 2009 3:34 AM

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