How do you manage your projects???
I wanted to know how you manage your design work. Specifically, at what lengths do you go to manage the project, dealing with status reports, stakeholders, etc.
I ask because I am conflicted with having the following items to complete:
I have weekly meetings with my Stakeholders each about an hour in length to report on the deliverables and update and requirements.
Then I have to submit a status report of every project to my manager every week with details of what has happened during the week.
Lastly, I am required to submit an additional weekly status overview to my stakeholder on Fridays. This basically says what was discussed I. The meeting and what was in the status report. .
I feel overwhelmed with all of these reports and quite frankly the stakeholder report in Friday’s is just a glorified notification. I’d like to try and stop these Friday reports because we discuss everything in the weekly meetings. In fact, a lot of my SH don’t care to receive them but I was informed that my boss wants them even if the SH doesn’t. To me, this is crazy because the weekly status report contains this information.
What should I do or how can I eliminate this wasteful step?
Have you run into this situation where you feel something isn’t right but your boss just won’t listen to reason?