In Managing Tasks, it was all about your work but what about when you are having to manage other people’s work?

What do you do when you are responsible for someone else’s work but you’re not the one that is doing it?  What do you then?

We all lay out our work differently but when I’m responsible for what someone else is delivering the requirements are still the same;

  1. Do I understand what you have written?  Or do I have to come to you for clarification on every single task?
  2. Are there pieces left in your head and not written down so I know it is all there?
  3. Can I connect the dots between the various work items?  Sometimes this requires setting dependencies and drawing the lines between what needs to be done.

In the end, if I don’t understand it if you can’t sell it to me, how can I be expected to help you manage it – and for me – that’s the barometer.

Want more? Check out my book Code Your Way Up – available as an eBook or Paperback on Amazon (CAN and US).  I’m also the co-host of the Remotely Prepared podcast.


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