Chapter 8. HAVING A LIFE
WHAT IT'S ALL ABOUT
Why it's okay to have a life
Why better time management is not the answer
Extreme time management
The secret to having a life – the three filters
Saying 'no' nicely
The skill of planning
WHY IT'S OKAY TO HAVE A LIFE
For some bizarre reason, many people – especially bosses and stakeholders – expect project managers to work all the hours God sends. Sometimes project manager s accept this as just a normal hazard of the job. There are management-sounding phrases to make the whole business sound respectable. 'Working burnout hours', people say. Or project managers are told to 'sweat their resources'. Or project s are categorised as 'death march projects'.
None of this is normal, of course. Working ...