Paul Walsh

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How To Maintain A Perfect Work-Life Balance In 5 Simple Steps

<i>Why is today’s world SO BUSY?</i>We keep hearing people complaining that their <b>life has become so hectic.</b>They say they have no time to spend on what they …

Productivity

Three ways to effectively identify and achieve project benefits - Business Reporter

INDUSTRY VIEW<p>When planning projects, many organisations spend considerable time and energy identifying scope, resources, and timelines — the “who, …

Project Management

Want to Be More Focused and Happier? Use Your Brain Like This

How to go from "overwhelmed" to "accomplished."<p>Have you ever been in the middle of working on something <i>really</i> important--like a report your boss wants "yesterday" or a presentation you have to give at the next staff meeting--only to have your mind drift away...right in the middle of it?<p>Perhaps you …

5 Steps to Learning How to Handle a Tough Boss

Having a tough boss can feel like a rite of passage. That is to say that most of us will, at some stage in our careers, come across this person. …

How to work 40 hours in 16.7: The simple technique that gave me my life back

<i>I used to work a lot —  60, 80, or even 100 hours a week.</i><p>I let my work be a big part of how I defined myself. I wore those insane hours like a badge of honor…I loved telling people how “busy” I was…and how much I “had to do”.<p>Sound familiar?<p>Looking back, I realize I used my work to try and fill a …

3 Ways To Become A Strategic Project Manager

By Dave Wakeman<p>You don’t have to be a great philosopher to understand that our business environment has changed tremendously over the last few years. …

Project Management

10 mini habits that will make you more successful at work

Aristotle famously said, "We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit."<p>And I completely agree: success rarely comes from a single sweeping change or action, but rather from the culmination of small actions over time. So adjusting your daily habits to prime you for …

The Ultimate Guide To Note-Taking [Infographic]

Do you find it difficult to recall what you have learned in lectures or meetings? Why not develop the habit of note-taking?<p>According to the …

Note-Taking

10 Ways to Boost Your Productivity at Work | Men's Health

<b>Ask for an Office</b><br>A study in the <i>Journal of Applied Psychology</i> found that people who work in cubicles have higher levels of stress hormones than those who work in offices with doors. More important to your bottom-line boss: Open offices increase morale and efficiency.<p><b>Sweat Through Lunch</b><br>Men are more …

Templates

deliverable<p>by<p>Statistical PERT uses standard functions for the normal distribution that come built-in to Microsoft Excel. Using these two functions, …

Business Analyst | Generic Questions for Interviewing Stakeholders

With this in mind, I have developed a list of generic questions. I started first with a mind map to organize my thoughts. With the purpose …

Project Management

14 Simple Productivity Resolutions for 2015

Maximizing productivity is a goal often discussed but rarely reached. As a result, though entrepreneurs actively strive to make the most of their time--reading books, exploring productivity hacks, testing project management tools--too often they feel they've fallen short. Meanwhile, the to-do list …

Time Management

Finding Innovation Through Design Thinking

Categories: Innovation<p>Recently, I came across a concept presented by U.S. businessman and author Tim Ogilvie centered on "design thinking" -- how to …

6 Obvious Budget Overruns to Avoid

Categories: Project Planning<p>Nowadays, we rarely hear about projects that finish below a given budget. On the contrary, we hear about projects that …

Five Basics of a PMO Implementation Plan

Categories: PMOs<p>I often say that establishing a project management office (PMO) is not for the faint of heart. It is a very difficult endeavor -- not …

Building Maturity, Battling Complexity

Categories: Complexity<p>Today's marketplace and customers make new demands that fuel complexities in our organizations through a number of external …

3 Ways to be a Better Communicator

Categories: Communication, Teams<p>As project managers, it's easy to get caught up in the technical aspects of our jobs. For example, if you are in IT, …

9 Terrible Habits You Need to Stop Immediately

Author Tim Ferriss suggests some common bad habits you should definitely add to your not-to-do-list.<p>Perhaps you’ve heard of a “not-to-do list.” CEOs …

Great Time Management Is in the Details

Categories: Project Planning<p>Bringing together all the aspects of a project -- including stakeholders, team members, software tools and project …

10 Tips for Sustainable Change Management

Categories: Change Management<p>In my experience, project managers must accept change management disciplines as part of their project management plans …

An Introvert's Guide to Networking

<i>Andrea Deets is the Lead Writer at Crew, an invite-only network connecting short-term software projects with handpicked developers and designers. This post originally appeared on the Crew blog.</i><p>Once I was making oatmeal in the microwave in my dorm and two of my other flatmates came in…<p>“Europe's …

The Leadership Lifestyle

Categories: Leadership<p>Recently I wrote about the non-negotiable attributes of leaders. A lot of the feedback I received asked how we can use these …