Read the Case ” A Day in the Life” at the end of chapter 1 and response to the following questions:
Rachel, the project manager of a large information systems project, arrives at her office early to get caught up with work before her co-workers and project team arrive. However, as she enters the office she meets Neil, one of her fellow project managers, who also wants to get an early start on the day. Neil has just completed a project overseas. They spend 10 minutes socializing and catching up on personal news.
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How effectively do you think Rachel spent her day?
What does the case tell you about what it is like to be a project manager?