Beginning as a series of posts on the Zapier blog, this book is an ongoing work about our experiences as a remote team, with much of the book written by Zapier CEO Wade Foster along with chapters from our team members and other remote employees. We’ll update it periodically so you can learn how our thinking and processes change as we’ve grown from three to 20+ people and beyond, and will keep the older versions of each chapter archived so you can learn with us over time.
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Whether you currently work in or run a remote team, or you hope to work in or run a remote team in the future, this book will have nuggets of wisdom that you can apply to your current situation.
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Do you feel like you are doing a lot of work without any real results? Are you distracted, overwhelmed with work pressure, and feeling disorganized? You are living a busy life, but are you living an organized and productive life?
We all want balance in work and life. We want to achieve that balance without being stressed out, overwhelmed and exhausted. The world is changing and you need to change and adjust with it.
An organized and productive person doesn’t have more time in their day than you. We all live the same 24 hour day night cycle, but the difference between you and them is that they know how to manage their day properly.
This comprehensive book encourages you to take small steps in organizing your home, office, and life in order to enjoy a stress-free, productive life. Start your day after a quality sleep and with the proper diet and nutrition. You will remain active and organized all day.
Manage your stress and manage your day. In this book are simple techniques to help you learn how to become organized and get more things done in short time. Know about these productive methods and apply them in your life successfully.
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Here Is A Preview Of What You’ll Learn
Chapter 1: Lifestyle Changes for an Organized and Productive Life
Chapter 2: Organize Your Home, Office, Personal Life and Finance
Chapter 3: Manage Stress and Become More Productive and Organized
Chapter 4: Avoid Multitasking and Follow Productive Methods for an Organized Life
Chapter 5: Useful Tips for a Productive life
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This book contains five chapters and is updated with the latest development and statistics. Below is a summary of the topics and the key questions addressed in the book.
Chapter 1: Introduction
The first chapter provides an introduction to project management, as well as program and portfolio management. It addresses these five questions:
A. What are projects, programs, and portfolios?
B. What is project, program, and portfolio management?
C. Why project management?
D. How are projects different than operations?
E. Is project management a science or an art?
Chapter 2: Career in Project Management
This chapter presents the challenges and opportunities of managing projects and whether it is the right profession for you. This chapter focuses on these three questions:
A. What are the challenges of project management?
B. What are the rewards of being a project manager?
C. Is project management right for you?
Chapter 3: Project Management Institute
Project Management Institute (PMI) is the world’s largest project management professional organization dedicated to the advancement of the project management profession. For practitioners, it is a vital organization, not only for network and learning, but also for career development. PMI currently offers eight certifications designed for project professionals of all levels. Questions addressed in this chapter are as follows:
A. What are PMI’s certifications?
B. What are the qualifications for each certification? Which one should you pursue?
C. What do you need to do to maintain certifications?
D. Are there other project management standards and certifications?
Chapter 4: Project Management Career Ladder
This chapter presents a general project management career ladder at three broad levels across seven titles. In addition, the chapter outlines 25 essential skills organized into three skills groups. Finally, I have included my thoughts on the skills, qualifications, and career development and certification strategies. The four questions discussed in this chapter are as follows:
A. What does the project management career ladder look like?
B. What are the core skills required to be an effective project managers?
C. How does these skills map to the career ladder?
D. Are there the core skills and qualification guidelines?
Chapter 5: War Stories
Synthesizing the content and strategies from the first four chapters, this chapter takes a different approach – storytelling. By presenting four stories from four individuals who are at different level of the project management profession, I hope to highlight selective project management concerns.
The 2016 Edition contains a number of updates, including a discussion of other project management certifications, update to PMI’s Continuing Certification Requirements, PMI statistics and chapters, and the new talent triangle.