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Most SaaS/Cloud offerings provide administrative control over end users' available resources and therefore end-user cost. Unless the service administrator has specifically provided the end-user with permissions to provision additional services, storage, resources, ... then the administrator is still in control of the cost. If you are specifically asking ...


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I think it will have the opposite effect if everybody would be responsible for their own cloud costs. It will add much more overhead for management. Imagine you are a manager that used to be responsible for the full budget of your department, with 12 people. First you just had to make sure your cloud costs were within whatever limit you have. After this ...


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This comes down to management style. You could tell people they shall judge costs and estimate if their solutions are cost efficient. Different people will have different opinions and judgements on this. Example: Using Service A over Service B will cost an additional amount X, but save Y time. Timepressured Dev: Sounds good to me! In the end, management is ...


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John has a mentality of "I know everything" and will not come to discuss with the expert when discussing new requirements. This is very unfortunate for John and will probably bite him in the ass, when he starts making promises he cannot keep. It is very typical for a PM to decide for priorities of new features. And it is the job of the development ...


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A resume should be result orientated, not task oriented. As a hiring manager I want to know what you achieved not what you did. "Stakeholder management" is a task. "Minimized any stakeholder interference through efficient updates and communication" is a quantitative result. It's certainly ok to mention stakeholder management, but describe ...


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You manager seems to be fine with the concerns that you have raised, or hopefully taking action behind the scenes. I recommend you raise any concerns in private with John, to give him the chance to change decisions without losing too much face. Ultimately, if John decides to make uninformed decisions, there is not much you can do. It sounds like there needs ...


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When I interview candidates I always ask what they actually did in the project they list. Unless they are working on a single person project, each team member will contribute in some way to the project, both with hard and soft skills. One can infer that at team level stakeholder management was done (or not), but if you want to make it visible that you ...


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