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Short: Problems with Juggling Projects

“Project Managers tend to be the kind of people who like to do the best work.”

By nature, our job requires that we be meticulous. A lot of us take pride in the accuracy and detail included in our work. But what happens when we start to juggle too many projects at once? Elizabeth asked a group of PM’s how their work is affected. The answers?

  • Quality of work suffers
  • They work more hours
  • Work is missed
  • They neglect stakeholders

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Host

Courtney Johnston is a seasoned agency and consultancy PM who has worked on nearly every type of digital project under the sun. Her clients have included global insurance companies, large financial services organizations, and top retail brands. She takes pride in being a connector, an empathizer, a cheerleader, and a storyteller.

Guests

Elizabeth Harrin
Author, Trainer, Speaker

Elizabeth is an award-winning blogger and author of several books about project and change management, several of which are now in subsequent editions. Shortcuts to Success: Project Management in the Real World was shortlisted for the Management Book of the Year Awards in 2014. As well as mentoring, training and writing, Elizabeth speaks on the topics of stakeholder engagement, project management careers and productivity at events around the world – often via interactive online sessions but also in person. She has spoken for the APM and PMI, IPMA Young Crew and given guest lectures at universities in the UK, US and Belgium. She also contributes to a variety of other initiatives including sitting on the advisory board for the RISE Being Lean and Seen programme at Liverpool John Moores University.

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