How Do You Quit Your Job as a Project Manager?

Recently, a colleague who held the position of a Sales person within a company quit her job for another opportunity. However, she quit in style. She made sure that every detail was handed off to the team, she attended final meetings the company was having and remained engaged and contributed, she fought to the last day for the “right thing” to be done on behalf of one of her clients, and left the company with respect and admiration of all who worked with her. Very professional and very impressive.

It got me to thinking about how do we act as Project Managers when we leave a company. Do we act like that? What are some of the things you do to professionally and effectively hand over the reins to someone who is taking your place when you leave? Or, do you have the feeling that you’ve done your time and it’s up to the company to figure it out themselves? I’d love to hear your thoughts.

2 Responses to “How Do You Quit Your Job as a Project Manager?”

  1. dketai says:

    I do a lot of consulting work and make a habit of tying up as many loose ends as possible at the end of my contracts. I often wonder, however, whether anyone ever looks at my documentation and other files again.

  2. Ramesh Krishnan says:

    As a project Manager it is important to ensure one does the right thing for the organisation and project. In all projects the PM has many stuff not documented and either is between connections or in his/her mind. It is important to identify all those bits and pieces that is required for the hand over and ensure the person who is going to manage the project understands them. I would do the right things until the last day of the work.

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