Consultant, Rockville, MD - May 21, 2013
A typical day started with a meeting with an over bearing micro managing PM that wanted to do everybody's job for them. Provide a daily report of what was assigned to you by your government manager, and have a afternoon/end of the day status meeting which was almost impossible because you were trying to meeting customers requirements. His meetings made no sense because he wanted to change the customer requirements to meet his and expected staff to be workhorses to meet deadlines then the customer would not be happy with the PM's changes and we had to redo the assignments over again making changes or start over from the beginning to meet the customer's requirments. This PM was unbearable and the company new it and did nothing to change the situation. The PM was so afraid of the customer and not meeting the requirements that he made what is considered as the day to day office functions hard. He fumbled and fouled up everything thinking he was making things better as he sometimes somehow created internal hostilities among employees. The customer was great to work with and they saw exactly what was happening - however, could not get involved.