Professional project managers of Reddit: What’s you approach to dealing with responsibility with no authority? How do you spot problem projects early on?

I work in IT and have been considering a change of careers predominantly due to several issues I've faced over the years. After lots of reflection, I think some of the issues arise from having responsibility with no authority. I think this has lead to my burnout. Maybe I am in part to blame, for my current state, for not putting up strong enough boundaries. I'm interested to know what strategies you as project managers, have developed to combat issues such as:

  • Being responsible for the outcome of a project, but having no authority to set deadlines, defined/reduce scope, allocate resources/people, provide/receive training etc. What strategies do you use to push back? How long did you let it go on for before you pushed back? What, in your opinion, is a reasonable amount of leeway to give in these situations? Is this a common problem in your experience?
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New data shows rise in online orders even after states reopen

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed our lives in a multitude of ways over recent months, and our everyday shopping habits are no exception.

As widespread shelter in place orders went into effect, consumers were not able to pop into a store or go out to eat in the same way that they always did. More and more consumers turned online, placing online orders for items they might have purchased at a brick-and-mortar location only months earlier.

Increasingly, local businesses have found themselves trying to figure out how to combine online purchasing or booking with in-person fulfillment or local delivery.

 

For small businesses working hard to weather this storm, there is value in understanding if an increased focus on online shopping might persist beyond the crisis as shopping behaviors change. 

GoDaddy examined the performance of its customers across 15 states (Alaska, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Read more

5 key areas to cover in a business plan’s financial projections

Drafting the financial projections within a business plan takes a bit of time and data referral to properly detail information as it pertains to your startup’s finances. Are you unfamiliar with what it means to cover your business plan’s financial projections? We’re here to help you out.

What are financial projections?

A business plan essentially acts as a blueprint for your startup. You might begin to outline goals and milestones that you’d like your startup to reach within the next few years in business.

Additional information — including descriptions of your products and services, an industry analysis, and a snapshot of the startup’s finances — are also included.

This further evaluates the feasibility of the startup from an objective standpoint.

 

That specific snapshot of the startup’s finances is housed in a business plan’s financial projections. This section is dedicated to the startup’s current cash flow.

Information that covers a … Read more