I like to think of myself as an organized person. That’s exactly what you’d expect from a project manager, of course, but I think I’m probably a little more extreme than most. Maybe I have OCD — no, I don’t have eczema, I just wash my hands a lot — or maybe I’m just really particular. Regardless, I pride myself in keeping everything from my desk to my Jira boards to my sock drawer spic and span at all times. But, there’s always been one thing that I couldn’t quite get under control: my time.

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Now, to be fair, I do get my work done on time, and I’m much better at managing other people’s time (re: I’m the project manager). My struggle isn’t with completing individual tasks, but rather with tracking my individual workload as a whole. I have tasks coming at me from every direction: email, chat, calls, and our five different ticketing systems (no, that wasn’t my idea). And, that’s not uncommon, especially for technical people. …

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Thayer Luscian

I’m a digital architect and project manager who leads teams that push the envelope.

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