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Edgardo Vega's Blog Making it through the day one post at a time Meeting Hell
Meeting Hell Part 4
This was left in my comments here and written by Chris Williams I've found that if you disagree with every single point made by anyone in the meeting, they tend to not invite you back. Of course, credibility suffers some... but you're left alone to do your work. The danger of this... is if you work somewhere that everyone thinks you are the smartest one on the team, they assume you're right and invite you to even MORE meetings. Then they "promote you" to system designer or architect... and you find ......

Posted On Wednesday, September 7, 2005 11:37 AM

Meeting Hell Part 3
I have found the solution to Meeting Hell, more holidays. Yesterday (Labor Day) was great because there were no meetings. It was also excellent, because meetings were already being cancelled, due to the long weekend. This event got me thinking. Why should a meeting be cancelled, due to the long weekend? The difference is only one work day. If the work week was cut down to 4 days, would we have the same amount of meetings or would that number go down? I have had people ask me to post more often on ......

Posted On Tuesday, September 6, 2005 6:02 AM

Meeting Hell Part 2
From my experience, most projects are already in Meeting Hell. So the next few posts will be focused on stopping meeting hell. These experience will hopefully not only come from me, but from the rest of the blogosphere. Remember to leave a comment or contact me, in order to share your stories. I have gone into several meetings and have had Person A giving their status report and then Person B raises an objection to the way Person A is implementing a feature. Soon it evolves (or devolves in my opinion), ......

Posted On Thursday, September 1, 2005 8:24 AM

Meeting Hell Part 1
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 ......

Posted On Tuesday, August 30, 2005 8:02 PM

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