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    So, we have a new PM at Client Co, boring, twitchy, slightly prissy type, you know the sort.

    It seems that he has next to no project management skills whatsoever, so sees fit to start interfering with my coding work, when he's not on the phone that is.

    I wish he would butt out, but I suspect he is just a frustrated coder at heart, so I generally indulge him.
    I wouldn't mind but his code is terrible, he cannot even get the agreed formatting correct.

    He's not the sharpest tool in the box, so I guess he will be sent packing with his tail between his legs before long.

    Any ideas on how to deal with him, hopefully, in the short term?

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    He sounds like the type to refer every trivial decision to the CUK collective. Just manage him via the forum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oracleslave View Post
    WWJD?
    More importantly, what would Suity do?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrMarkyMark View Post
    So, we have a new PM at Client Co, boring, twitchy, slightly prissy type, you know the sort.

    It seems that he has next to no project management skills whatsoever,

    ...He's not the sharpest tool in the box
    You could have just said he was a PM, saved all the other waffle.


    Quote Originally Posted by MrMarkyMark View Post
    I wouldn't mind but his code is terrible, he cannot even get the agreed formatting correct.

    He's not the sharpest tool in the box,
    Are the two of you related?


    Quote Originally Posted by MrMarkyMark View Post
    Any ideas on how to deal with him, hopefully, in the short term?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamesbrown View Post
    Wild stab in the ether. Is he a god botherer?
    Most probably, always seems to have a Gideon firmly wedged in his back pocket.

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    IME, the inept seem to have one skill - getting renewals. You're stuck with your new BFF so I suggest you lube up.

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