Lazy project manager

How to be twice as productive and still leave the office early

Peter Taylor reveals how adopting a more focused approach to life, projects and work can make you twice as productive. The lazy project manager illustrates how anyone can apply the simple techniques of lazy project management in their own activities in order to work more effectively and consequently improve work-life balance. This ‘productive laziness’ approach builds on the Pareto principle that states that for many phenomena, 80 per cent of consequences stem from 20 per cent of the causes. To put it simply, only 20 per cent of the things people do during their working days really matter. Inside this insightful and informative book you’ll discover: * The intelligence of laziness – why smart, lazy people have the edge over others; * Why the Jungle Book’s ‘Bare Necessities’ should be the productive lazy theme tune; * How to get the maximum output for a minimised input; * Quick tips to productive lazy heaven. Everyone wants to achieve more without chaining themselves to their desk. By concentrating your project management and learning to exercise effort where it really matters, you can learn to work smarter. Welcome to the home of ‘productive laziness’.

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Lean startup

How Constant Innovation Creates Radically Successful Businesses

The Lean Startup is a new approach to business that’s being adopted around the world. It is changing the way companies are built and new products are launched. The Lean Startup is about learning what your customers really want. It’s about testing your vision continuously, adapting and adjusting before it’s too late. Now is the time to think Lean.

Lean startup is a methodology for developing businesses and products, which aims to shorten product development cycles by adopting a combination of business-hypothesis-driven experimentation, iterative product releases, and validated learning. The central

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Marketing on beermat

Unlike most marketing books, Marketing on a Beermat is aimed exclusively at small and growing businesses. It is accessible, comprehensive and written by people who have years of experience in the start-up sector. It is guaranteed to give your small business the edge.

Marketing is the driving force of every small business, but many budding entrepreneurs are unsure how best to go about it. Marketing on a Beermat, written by Beermat Entrepreneur Chris West, brilliantly demystifies this essential area of business enterprise, telling you everything you need to know about researching and identifying customers, creating an impressive marketing strategy, building marketing campaigns, and increasing consumer awareness and – therefore – sales. It also shows that you don’t need a huge marketing budget to get results, and reveals the inexpensive but ingenious ‘tricks of the trade’ that are guaranteed to pay dividends. Finally, it provides crucial insights into online resources and the UK media.

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Project managemer master art of delivery

Successful project management is ultimately about effective communication, and more broadly, effective people management. Most books, however, deal largely with process – the mechanical, methodological side, and play down the human side.

The Project Manageris a fresh approach to project management: it moves beyond the formal methodologies and techniques to shed light on the core skills that will make you a great project manager. It puts the project manager centre stage and provides you with an invaluable set of experience-based lessons, tips, and advice to help you consistently deliver the results you want. Whether you are a project manager yourself, or someone who works with or recruits project managers, this book will be essential reading.

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Teach Yourself Project Management

Discover How to build the right team chemistry and how to manage the financial aspects of any project,

you need to run projects to schedule and to budget? Are you lacking confidence to tackle big projects? Do you need to create a solid team? Teach Yourself Project Management is a practical introduction to this essential skill. Written for all readers, it explains and illustrates the what, why, where, when and how of project management in an accessible format. Jargon-free and based on sound theory, with diagrams, useful ideas and pointers to appropriate methods and tools, it’s THE book for anyone who wants to develop the skills of effective project management. New to this edition are useful risk assessment checklists and planning and specification questionnaires to reassure the reader that they are on on track.

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Project management teach yourself

Discover How to build the right team chemistry and how to manage the financial aspects of any project,

you need to run projects to schedule and to budget? Are you lacking confidence to tackle big projects? Do you need to create a solid team? Teach Yourself Project Management is a practical introduction to this essential skill. Written for all readers, it explains and illustrates the what, why, where, when and how of project management in an accessible format. Jargon-free and based on sound theory, with diagrams, useful ideas and pointers to appropriate methods and tools, it’s THE book for anyone who wants to develop the skills of effective project management. New to this edition are useful risk assessment checklists and planning and specification questionnaires to reassure the reader that they are on on track.

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Project manager master of delivery

Successful project management is ultimately about effective communication, and more broadly, effective people management. Most books, however, deal largely with process – the mechanical, methodological side, and play down the human side.

The Project Manageris a fresh approach to project management: it moves beyond the formal methodologies and techniques to shed light on the core skills that will make you a great project manager. It puts the project manager centre stage and provides you with an invaluable set of experience-based lessons, tips, and advice to help you consistently deliver the results you want. Whether you are a project manager yourself, or someone who works with or recruits project managers, this book will be essential reading.

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Project management for dummies

Complete with helpful tips on delegating, shortening schedules, and optimizing your own performance Project Management for Dummies, help you get your project, and your career, off

More than two thirds of American companies use teams to execute their most important projects, making project management a highly valuable skill for advancing your career. Project Management For Dummies, Second Edition introduces you to the principles of successful project management and shows you how to motivate any team to gain maximum productivity.

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Project management how to deliver a successful project

What lies at the beating heart of this book is the structure of a strategy to ensure that every project is successful

Here is how to plan and deliver a successful project. Who else needs to manage a project? Well frankly everyone working in the public or private sector. Yet how many of us get adequately trained in how to do it? This is where this book can help. Written by an experienced practitioner, what lies at the beating heart of this book is the structure of a strategy to ensure that every project is successful. If you do what the author says, you will deliver on time and to budget.

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Project manager book of checklists

How to complete a project successfully, smoothly and on time: Everything You Need to Complete a Project Successfully, Smoothly and on Time

Managers are faced with complex tasks all the time. Completing these tasks may require setting up and running a project or on other occasions it may need a short, structured action plan.A huge amount of approaches exist, in thousands of books, to help managers complete tasks. Occasionally, a manager has the time to go off and read a text on a topic like how to manage a project, but often they have an immediate requirement to do something now. There isn’t time to plough through a project management book. Usually, all that is needed is a simple list of steps, a checklist that the manager can read to kick start them into action. The core contents of this book will follow a standard project management process – starting in initial concept identification, and going through to complete implementation. At each stage there are tasks and problems that face project managers, and for each identified task or problem there will be a checklist. Unlike normal project management texts, which are written to be read end-to-end, this book is designed to act as an everyday reference source that will be picked up and used every time the question “how do I …..” comes into the readers mind. The book will sit on a manager’s desk at work and be referenced regularly. It will become as much an important supporting tool as a book to read.

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Online game

The significance of video games within our everyday lives has certainly been increased and shaped by new technologies and gaming patterns, including the rise of home-based games consoles, advances in mobile telephone technology, the rise in more ‘sociable’ forms of gaming, and of course the advent of the Internet.

There is little question of the social, cultural and economic importance of video games in the world today, with gaming now rivalling the movie and music sectors as a major leisure industry and pastime. The significance of video games within our everyday lives has certainly been increased and shaped by new technologies and gaming patterns, including the rise of home-based games consoles, advances in mobile telephone technology, the rise in more ‘sociable’ forms of gaming, and of course the advent of the Internet. This book explores the opportunities, challenges and patterns of gameplay and sociality afforded by the Internet and online gaming. Bringing together a series of original essays from both leading and emerging academics in the field of game studies, many of which employ new empirical work and innovative theoretical approaches to gaming, this book considers key issues crucial to our understanding of online gaming and associated social relations, including: patterns of play, legal and copyright issues, player production, identity construction, gamer communities, communication, patterns of social exclusion and inclusion around religion, gender and disability, and future directions in online gaming.

An online game is a video game that is either partially or primarily played through the Internet or another computer network. Online games are ubiquitous on modern gaming platforms, including PCs, consoles and mobile devices, and span many genres, includin

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Online marketing

Online Marketing for Small Businesses in easy steps – includes social media marketing

Online presence has become vital for all businesses; large, small or the self-employed. Whether you like it or not, if you don’t take steps and manage your online presence, your customers and clients will. It’s not enough to just have a website; social networking sites are the new word of mouth marketing channels and they’re very powerful in spreading the word. To achieve this successfully adds more work to your busy day, but marketing your products and services online enables to you to reach potential customers with very little financial outlay. Lots of online marketing can be done for free and you can save costs in advertising in publications, and printing leaflets and brochures.

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Welsh way

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REWORK (book)

Change the Way You Work Forever

From the founders of the trailblazing software company 37signals, here is a different kind of business book – one that explores a new reality. Today, anyone can be in business. Tools that used to be out of reach are now easily accessible. Technology that cost thousands is now just a few pounds or even free. Stuff that was impossible just a few years ago is now simple. That means anyone can start a business. And you can do it without working miserable 80-hour weeks or depleting your life savings. You can start it on the side while your day job provides all the cash flow you need. Forget about business plans, meetings, office space – you don’t need them. With its straightforward language and easy-is-better approach, Rework is the perfect playbook for anyone who’s ever dreamed of doing it on their own. Hardcore entrepreneurs, small-business owners, people stuck in day jobs who want to get out, and artists who don’t want to starve anymore will all find valuable inspiration and guidance in these pages.

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Scrum methodology

The First Agile Methodology For Managing Product Development Step-By-Step

Scrum is a framework for developing and sustaining complex products. It is a framework within which people can address complex adaptive problems, while productively and creatively delivering products of the highest possible value. Scrum is lightweight; simple to understand and not difficult to master.

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Smashing jquery

Professional Techniques with Ajax and JQuery

From the world′s most popular resource for web designers and developer′s comes the ultimate guide to jQuery. Begins with an exploration of fundamental jQuery concepts such as Document Object Model (DOM) scripting. Explores writing “Don′t Repeat Yoursefl” (DRY) to gain a comprehensive understanding of these imperative modern techniques and best practices. Shows how jQuery enables the user to adhere to these modern best practices with ease. The succeeding chapters discuss a specific part of jQuery development such as manipulating the DOM, working with Ajax, and adding slick animation effects through tutorial style learning approach that utilizes working examples to explore the concept. The books caps off by discussing popular ways of extending the core jQuery library with pugins and building web interfaces using jQuery UI#

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The opposable mind

How Successful Leaders Win Through Integrative Thinking

If you want to be as successful as Jack Welch, Larry Bossidy, or Michael Dell, read their autobiographical advice books, right? Wrong, says Roger Martin in The Opposable Mind. Though following best practice can help in some ways, it also poses a danger: By emulating what a great leader did in a particular situation, you’ll likely be terribly disappointed with your own results. Why? Your situation is different. Instead of focusing on what exceptional leaders do, we need to understand and emulate how they think. Successful businesspeople engage in what Martin calls integrative thinking creatively resolving the tension in opposing models by forming entirely new and superior ones. Drawing on stories of leaders as diverse as AG Lafley of Procter & Gamble, Meg Whitman of eBay, Victoria Hale of the Institute for One World Health, and Nandan Nilekani of Infosys, Martin shows how integrative thinkers are relentlessly diagnosing and synthesizing by asking probing questions including: What are the causal relationships at work here? and What are the implied trade-offs. Martin also presents a model for strengthening your integrative thinking skills by drawing on different kinds of knowledge including conceptual and experiential knowledge.

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The spirt of success

The spirt of success

Who are you? Why are you living and working in the way that you are? What might you yet become and do with your life? The answer to these three fundamental questions lie at the heart of this revolutionary guide to changing the way we live and work. If we work with our heart as well as our head, we can get beyond simply functioning to realise our true potential. We will discover the things in life which make us feel whole, excited, creative and motivated. In touch with our humanity, we will become better leaders too – more inspirational, more visionary, more understanding. Introducing us to the invaluable principles and practices which can redefine our lives – as they have countless others – Norman Drummond gives meaning and purposes back to our working lives – and connect us to the true spirit of success.

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Thinking fast and slow

The phenomenal international bestseller – over 1.5 millions copies sold – that will change the way you make decisions

Why is there more chance we’ll believe something if it’s in a bold type face? Why are judges more likely to deny parole before lunch? Why do we assume a good-looking person will be more competent? The answer lies in the two ways we make choices: fast, intuitive thinking, and slow, rational thinking. This book reveals how our minds are tripped up by error and prejudice (even when we think we are being logical), and gives you practical techniques for slower, smarter thinking. It will enable to you make better decisions at work, at home, and in everything

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