When I first came to my current job, I didn't know all of the members of my teams or their roles or any of the politics surrounding anything, and I was in a meeting going over a project brief for a website. This document laid out the business objectives for the website, who the audience was, assumptions (# of pages, what content was going on the site, etc.), and then key performance indicators (KPIs) for the site, basically measures of success that would show us if the website was successful. Typical KPIs for a website are # of visitors to the site, time spent on site, # of pages they visited, downloading content, etc. However, in this brief, the KPIs listed for success were "if we deliver it on time" and "if the client likes it."
I very loudly scoffed and said, "who wrote these KPIs? This is ridiculous!"
and the person next to me very politely asked what appropriate KPIs would be, and I told him. It turns out that HE wrote the brief, and he was the highest level account person on the business, and I had just very publicly called him out and showed that he didn't know anything about digital projects.
I can laugh about it now, because he and I ended up being friends, and I learned that most of the account people were used to working on print projects (magazine ads, etc.) that didn't have any real measures of success (how can you tell if someone read a magazine ad?), so I was able to adjust my attitude and actually help a lot of folks learn about the new world of digital (which wasn't new but they were lazy and didn't try to learn themselves).
5 miles this morning. Low 50s, absolutely beautiful morning.
Food/drink: I have chicken cooking in the crockpot for burrito bowls for dinner, yum! And I just raided leftovers from a client meeting for a peanut butter cookie and a gingersnap.
Blather: I just finished up a yuge work project, the culmination of several months of work. I am supposed to present it to the client tomorrow, but there is no meeting set yet.
Our main client is in training all day tomorrow, so she wants us to present it to her underling, but I really didn't do all of that work to present it to someone who hasn't uttered a peep in any of our previous meetings which leads me to believe that she doesn't know what's going on.
Bonus: no one should ever be exposed to my feet.
They are definitely not beautiful, although in high school I was told I have perfect toe point.
My left foot has a giant scar from bunion surgery, and the second toes on both feet have gross thick toenails and the right one is black. Calluses everywhere. I overpronate with both feet, but the right side pronates more than the left. I used to wear show size 7.5, but ever since foot surgery 7 years ago I am up to size 8 for most shoes. 8.5 in running shoes though.