Here’s a list of things I’ve learned over the course of my career:
- Timelines are affected by vacation and sick days. Anticipate that as well.
- Say what you know instead of saying you know nothing. You always have some idea, communicate it so you can create a shared ground to start from together.
- Do your own work well always. Then involve yourself in further matters. Otherwise if things go south you have nothing to stand on.
- Never work for free, or in other words, always get buy in and approval before doing work. And make sure you get that buy in from the key stakeholders, not just anyone.