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How do I get my old project to leave me alone? I rolled off, but they keep calling me in for little things. My new project leads are okay with it for now, but I want it to end. What to do?

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Hit their WBS for each call. They'll stop.

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When they ask for your time, tell them you don't have any bandwidth. Make sure your schedule is consistent w/ this. Some ppl look at it before calling you. And you may need to eventually ask your new project leadership to get involved. I had to do that recently. They did and the issue was immediately resolved.

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Ask for hours or an applause award. Most SMs I've worked with are happy to throw in a $200 applause award for some additional support.

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WBS +Applause++Snapshots

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^Who the hell asks for an applause award?

D2: In two cases. First is a situation like this. Second is one where your SM says they have never given them before.

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