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Software Development Process Plan Guidelines?

Hey all,

I started a new job with a 'Yes' man personality.  Apparently, there has been quite a bit of turn-over on projects run by this guy.  Anyways, I was wondering if there were any guildelines/rules for managing projects that states the best practices when dealing with changes in the middle of the project affects the schedule.

He thinks he can say 'yes' to any requests in the middle of the project from the customer and keep the same schedule.  I'm not going to work late/weekends/holidays for this guy's screw-up on managing projects.

Anyways, I'd like to have some formal resources to show him the 'Yes' man attitude is going to get him more turnover.

The project and company are good, but this guy has to change.

Thanks for any guidance!
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Top Expert 2013
Top Expert 2013


I once had a boss like that.  He would give me a change.  An hour or so later, I would give him a revised schedule.  He would reject it, of course.  Then I sent him an email with a cc to his boss informing him that the change could not be implemented without a schedule change.  He would get really mad, but after a few rounds he started to get educated.  I had the advantage of a history of being on time with my deliverables so it gave me an edge you may not have.



Thank you.