RE: What should I do: CEO wants to micromanage
Strangely, one of the reasons most cited for project failure is lack of C-Level supporting the project. Your dilemma seems to be the other end of the scale - too much involvement. I can sympathise with this because I also had this exact type of experience on a project over the past 12 months (web projects seem to attract this!). I started to get control of the project again when I started throwing out lines like "Well we could do it that way, but it will go the same way as the previous release" (i.e. the CEO's way), "... or we could try it this way: [insert prescribed SDLC approach here]. Whilst it might take a bit longer, it has *much-higher* probability of success. The structure and methodocal approach reduce the chaos and uncertainty (stress)". With the rest of the team finding the courage to nod their heads, he relented and things started to change and things are ticking over nicely now. Good luck!
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