Pros: formed many key relationships
Cons: email traffic at times seemed overwhelming, but necessary for communication.
A typical day as Project Manager started by checking priority list of task requirements for the day. Key projects had daily deliverables and required follow-up with consultants to insure the items would be delivered on time and within the allotted budget for the task. Status of these tasks on the critical path were checked periodically depending on effort and risk. Team project status meeting were held on prescribed intervals and required agenda that covered tasks complete since last meeting, tasks not completed, items to be address before next meeting, issues encountered, status of outstanding issues, and review of financial health/budget and schedule of the project. Once the meeting was held a recap report of the meeting was prepared and sent to participants. Side discussions were held with the stakeholders to insure all items were being addressed in an appropriate manner. Monitoring email traffic was key because the team was instructed to keep-me-in-the-loop. Within the emails I needed to be alert for any new risks, delays, estimated effort change, and completion of task notices. The end-of-the-day activity required updating the priority list and preparing items for the next day.