Project Management in a World of Overload

In this chapter, you learn why having work-life balance is vital to project managers who seek long and prosperous careers, and you discover the importance of learning project management fundamentals. In later chapters, you’ll see that when all is said and done, people skills are every bit as vital.

Success, to What End?

What is the value of being successful in your career, rising in your organization, earning ever more salary, and generating praise from many corners, if you don’t have a sense of work-life balance? More pointedly, as a project manager, what is the value of bringing projects in on time, at the desired quality level, and on budget; being recognized as highly effective; getting promoted; ...

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