Linked Questions

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How can I show my boss that aiming only for quick wins is causing more problems than it solves?

A recent problem is that my boss is more worried about how our actions make him appear to the rest of the company than he is about the actual results of our work. For example he is willing to deliver ...
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10answers
8k views

My employer wants me to do a work of 6 months in just 2 months [duplicate]

He is the leader of the startup, he owns the concept of the idea but he doesn't know how to implement it. I'm the new IT guy. The thing is that he wants me to adapt our software that we previously ...
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5answers
2k views

How to handle unrealistic expectations from management

I'm a software developer. For the better part of a year, my team has been working on a Big Project. Until recently, I had no involvement in the project, and so I only had a vague understanding of what ...
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2answers
1k views

How do I handle non-technical project manager whose estimation is always half than my estimation [duplicate]

How do I handle the situation where the non-technical project manager never agreed to our estimated time line and as per him it should be half or even less than what we had estimated? According to ...
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4answers
3k views

How do I deal with a high manager that is pushy with deadlines?

I have a boss with extremely outdated software experience. He says it has been around 20+ years since he last did any development. When I give an estimate that he feels is taking too long, he ...
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6answers
761 views

Handling a lack of leadership [closed]

I started my first ever job eight months ago, as a Junior Developer. Basically, my job is to write PHP, and up until now it's always been picking up small tasks that need doing, and doing them. Now, ...
6
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3answers
565 views

How to break the cycle of being a “load bearing employee” because of no time to cross-train others because of constant deadlines?

Edit: I considered this question (How to protest a deadline that is too short?) as a suggested duplicate, but in my situation there is no realistic way to 'protest' a deadline, since there's no real ...
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5answers
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Dealing with non-negotiable deadlines as the only resource on a software project [duplicate]

The question : How do I deal with unrealistic deadlines on a software project? How do I make sure I don't miss any deadlines when the deadlines themselves are unrealistic? What do I tell my manager ...
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4answers
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Dealing with unrealistic deadlines [duplicate]

I'm seeking advice on how to deal with unrealistic deadlines at work. The issue is that the company I'm working for is making a huge pivot, however there is an expectation that the pivot will occur ...
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2answers
857 views

Best way to communicate that there is too much work to do? [duplicate]

First of all let me preface by saying I enjoy my job, I enjoy being overwhelmed, and I love learning new things. However, i'm the only IT guy... and people don't seem to understand the amount of work ...
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2answers
1k views

How to politely but firmly stand my ground on task scheduling requests that are unrealistic? [duplicate]

The typical set of tasks on my plate have an attached schedule that was more or less jointly determined between me and the supervisor/lead/management team. The scheduling may have been determined by ...
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3answers
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Unrealistic duration for the task: refuse or start with understanding I will not do in time? [duplicate]

The size and complexity of the task I have just received (days only) does not match the firmly set deadline, when it should be done. How should I respond? Simply say I cannot do this in time. Agree ...
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3answers
2k views

Project is due Monday but isn't finished because coworker didn't do his part. how do I explain this to manager without throwing blame on coworker? [closed]

My coworker and I were assigned a website development project. My team consists of me, my coworker and 4 other full time workers. I was the lead on this project. My coworker's task was to design a few ...
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2answers
505 views

Addressing Technical Conflict with the Not-So-Technical Manager [duplicate]

I'm working on a project and running into deadline roadblocks due to technical issues pertaining to a pre-existing codebase my manager contributed to. I find when dealing with him, he's quick to dodge ...
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0answers
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What is an appropriate way to tell a project manager their timeline is unrealistic? [duplicate]

I have a few project managers that I answer to, and therefore, every now and then I'll have to work out prioritizing my work, thus, delaying the work handed to me by other project managers. The ...
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4answers
1k views

How to be honest when my boss doesn't want to hear the truth? [duplicate]

New Boss:"Is the deadline realistic? Answer yes or no. No maybes." Me:"Well, no..." New Boss:"That's an unacceptable answer. We must meet that deadline." That's just one of many examples of a ...
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3answers
584 views

How to react toward the unrealistic deadline set by Project Manager and System Analyst? [duplicate]

I've joined a MNC recently. I've been on floor for 5 days. At the End of induction Project Manager discussed that I'll be working on an Android Application effectively as the current person was ...
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1answer
310 views

How can I communicate that the project's (website) time limit is too tight, especially because I have to read up on the whole stack? [duplicate]

Short version: I am a student employee who applied for frontend development and have no experience the specific programming language nor framework. My employer, not familiar with what I exactly have ...