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Tricks of the Trade® Why Only Wimpy Project Managers Hold Status Meetings

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Tricks of the Trade® Why Only Wimpy Project Managers Hold Status Meetings by Rita Mulcahy, PMP

It is another busy day. As a project manager, you are pulled in many different directions and your
day is spent in meetings. But does this need to be the case? Why Are Status Meetings Bad?
You have probably been to hundreds of these meetings, but have you ever thought about what
is really going on? Each person, in turn, reports what he or she has been working on. The first
person talks and talks, and no one really cares. The next person talks and talks, and no one really
cares. The last person is sitting there, fuming, “This is just great. I’m sitting here wasting my
valuable time for the next two hours until they get to me!”

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