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TFW you're PMO, and the SM bans you from reading and reviewing the SOW 🤔🤔🤔

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@M1: No clue. It's official policy that peons below SM are forbidden. Never heard something so bizarre until this project.

@P1: I technically don't know the bill rate, expense policy, or what we're actually contracted for outside of a verbal explanation. And, there's can be a big difference between a verbal explanation of scope vs. what we are legally, in writing, bound to.

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P1 don't you need to know the scope of the work?

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They tell you in training that one of the first thing sto do on a new engagement is ask for a copy of the SOW..

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Why would they do that?

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Yeah, thanks, I appreciate the sentiment at least. Oddly, situations like this have happened more than once. Kinda confirms why I want to leave Uncle D.

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This is so Deloitte. Glad I left. Tired of sketchy shit.

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Well then don't expect us to "manage up" when you can't tell us the basics of the project

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@D1: Exactly. It's like they're handicapping me before I start. And commercial. It's a SM-specific rule though, was made clear that it wasn't a request from client or similar.

@D2: That's what I thought too...

@D3: Can't, too scared of retaliation. Counselor is involved in project and is aware/condones. I assume (and hope) this is rare so a report will likely come back to bite me.

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Escalate to your coach or ethics line.

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I know, why are some SM sketchy AF? So little trust...

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It's partners too. There is a reason there is little trust... they are doing shit you're not supposed to.

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Well, not like it does much, but I'm angry for you. I had a SM who did something similar, but not exactly. Plan for a lot of complicated shit to get dropped at you last minute or hopefully not

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If you already have the bill rates, schedule of deliverable, and expense policy what else do you need?

*there can

Mad for you. Fed or commercial?

P2 I guess so, maybe that's why I don't PMO 😂

Why would he not give this to you? Tell him that a non-disclosure is part of what you signed when you joined the firm.

Sorry, OP. Fed is going through a big hiring push now. In general, I really like it and that SM was a complete outlier. It had more to do with her being spread way to thin and being a neurotic perfectionist than anything else

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