The Social PM: How ‘The Scroll’ Can Power Your Project
If you’re like me, some of your best ideas come to you in the middle of the night: 3 a.m., mind racing, thinking about a meeting earlier in the day or planning your work around tomorrow’s schedule, desperately trying not to check if you got any midnight emails.
When I have moments like this, it’s often because something in my work day felt unfinished or uninspired, something small and nagging that has to be fixable—if only I could find the right solution.
In January of 2022, after five years at a job I liked and a role I finally felt I was growing into, my partner’s job took my family overseas for a grand adventure to Europe. I tried everything to keep my job and work remotely, but tax and other complications meant it wouldn’t be possible. I grieved a bit for the projects I wouldn’t be able to see through, but vowed that learning the local language and doing more writing would be my new fulfillment.
The hard part, I found, is that you can take the PM out of the office, but you can’t take the office out of the PM. So here I am, sharing my hairbrained middle-of-the-night thoughts and reflections with my community, in the only way I can currently give back.
The Power of “The Scroll”
A few months after we moved, I talked to a former colleague of mine, catching up on what was going on back in the office without
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