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Edgardo Vega's Blog Making it through the day one post at a time

I have done a lot of project management, since graduation. I was thrilled to be put in that role for several projects. I have learned that nothing gets people more irritated then 'Meeting Hell'. I can tell you that as a project manger and as a team member 'Meeting Hell' irritates me equally as much.

I define 'Meeting Hell'  as going into one meeting and coming out scheduling three to four more and in those meetings scheduling more meetings. Soon enough no one is actually working and the project is falling further and further behind schedule. That's 'Meeting Hell'.

My first piece of advise is that the best way to stop meeting hell is don't start (like smoking). If you are already in meeting hell or would like my advise in preventing 'Meeting Hell', your going to have to wait for my next posts.

I am starting this series as a way of helping others deal with 'Meeting Hell'. I am also hoping that people will share there experiences on their blogs or in my comments. You are also welcome to  email me with stories and I will post the good ones.

Note: I graduated from Virginia Tech on May 15th 2004, with degree a in CS (for those of you wondering).

Posted on Tuesday, August 30, 2005 8:02 PM Meeting Hell | Back to top


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When it comes to meetings...the one with largest bladder wins!
Left by Brian on Aug 31, 2005 8:38 AM

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That's when you hunker down and say we are going to get this resolved now. No one gets out till all issues are closed. That is also when people start fearing meetings :p
Left by rishi on Aug 31, 2005 10:01 AM

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Dude I didn't know you were a hokie...
Left by Chris Williams on Aug 31, 2005 10:04 AM

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If there's no agenda (informal agenda is fine!) then I don't go. I've had enough of meetings called by someone "because the project is in trouble". Figure out why you want me to meet with you before we meet, ok?
Left by Philip Rieck on Aug 31, 2005 1:55 PM

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I have done a lot of project management.
Left by tim on Jan 11, 2010 1:36 AM

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I really want to thanks you for this post.
Left by virginia military school on Feb 13, 2011 11:56 PM

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