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I’m in an informal project management and mentoring role, where one of my team members has ADHD. What are your favorite resources or other tips for managing people with these abilities and challenges?
I am not formally a manager, or even a project manager, but I’m a senior individual contributor in my job as a software person. Because we don’t have a lot of PMs around, I’ve been asked to fill in that role for a medium-sized project that’s just getting started. I.e., scoping work, keeping track of deliverables, reporting status up to management, etc. I’ve done this kind of informal PM work before, and while it’s not my favorite part of the job, I know I can do it.
Two of the engineers they’ve assigned are both relatively new to the job (1-2 years out of college), so I’ve been asked to do some informal mentoring as well. Again — I’ve that before, and AFAICT I’ve done ok with it. So far still in my comfort zone.
with “it me”. She also has… noticeable ADHD behaviors at work? As in, she frequently seems easily distractible, sometimes seems to bounce between tasks very quickly, but has also been known to sit down and calmly write a few hundred lines of code before lunch.
I’ve worked with teammates with ADHD before, but AFAIK I’ve never been responsible for mentoring them or keeping track of their tasks. To a first approximation, I can use the same strategies I would with any other junior teammate, but I’m not sure if that’s the right way to approach this? I’d like to help her develop a bit in her role,
make sure we get the project done, but I don’t want to fuck it up.
Metafilter folks: do you have any resources you’ve found helpful when managing ADHD folks? Do you have experience — especially as the person being managed! — and tips for what to do? Or what not to do?
(And of course, for added difficulty, we are doing all this over Zoom in the age of COVID…)