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How many projects are you typically on at one time?

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1 project at a time. There’s overlap at times as you ramp down & ramp up but it’s not a huge overlap.


One billable, multiple PRD/Pro-Bono


SM here - 2-3 projects.



Analyst doing MC work



1 project , and one or more innovation work

Before manager usually one unless it’s really small. At manager usually one to two unless they are really small.

For the first half of my career in a small shop, there was a peak of 90 active projects for 27 clients in my team’s weekly status meeting. For the 2nd half of my career it’s been 1 project/client at a time. Just this past month that’s changed to 3 projects for 3 different clients.

1-2 big ones, and maybe a smaller one here or there. I’m probably an anomaly though

1-4. Usually 2-3

I work in research - on any given day between 3 to 7 studies. And everything is always ‘urgent’ 🤣

I’m on 6, 4 large and 2 small

So I’m running the projects but I have a few consultants under me that do most of the work. They reach out to me when they need help or need something, and I know everything going on, I just don’t have to spend my hours doing it.

Honestly I work like 20 hours a week, and all the projects are in great shape. It’s been nice

A buddy in tax, valuation services used to be on 12-17 projects at a time during busy season 😂😂

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