Software Engineering, Project Management, and Effectiveness
In a world of “do more with less,” don’t be a victim. Be the hero when it comes to driving and dealing with what’s on your plate.
We’re all asked to do more with less, and everything was due yesterday. We all have more things to do than there is time in the day, and we are overloaded and overwhelmed.
What do you do when you don’t have the resources, budget, or capacity to do what you’re expected to do?
I posed this question to one of my seasoned mentors to get their take on dealing with this common scenario. Here is what they had to say:
It’s a simple formula, but it can help you think through how to either get what you need or get things off your plate with skill. Worst case, you expose the risks, and trade-offs, in a way that’s objective vs. mired in whining or complaining, or playing the victim.
Don’t be a victim. Be the hero. Teach others how to treat you.