Senior Project Manager, Happy Cog
Brett Harned is the Vice President of Project Management at Happy Cog in…
As a project manager, you're often placed in the middle of your project team and a client. You're the hype agent — the one who builds excitement about the project but also has to keep everyone grounded in what is realistic and within scope. You have to walk the line between being the one in charge and the one everyone can turn to and depend on. Even if you've already earned the respect of your team, you have to start over every time you get a new client.
Sometimes it's easy to make a connection with a client; other times, not so much. It all comes down to the fact that your clients need to know that the team they've hired can be trusted, and in many cases, it's up to you to show the