A number of theories

Theory by Miss Anne Elk:

'All brontosauruses are thin at one end, much, much thicker in the middle, and then thin again at the far end. That is the theory that I have and which is mine, and what it is too.'

(Monty Python Video )

 

The Lazy Project Manager's Theory of Projects, from a Productive Laziness aspect:

'All projects are thick at one end, much, much thinner in the middle and then thick again at the far end. That is the theory that I have and which is mine, and what it is too.'

The point here being that, working on the productive lazy rule, a smart project manager should apply time and effort at the critical stages of a project, i.e. the start and the finish, and less time in the middle or the less critical stage.

I do have a second theory (as did Miss Anne Elk by the way):

'If you want to get from a brontosaurus from 'a' to 'b' then you ride the dinosaur - you don't carry it!'

 

 

 

And the point this time is that as a smart project manager you should be directing the project and not trying to pick it up and carry its heavy, heavy load on your back all the way to the delivery gate. That way only failure, backache and heartache lie.

The following pages of this website lay out suggestions for ways to apply the 80/20 rule in your projects so that you can 'work smarter' and enjoy the rewards of 'productive laziness'.

It should also be remembered that it is as much to do about what you don't do as to what you do do. Do the things that will contribute to the '80%' and avoid doing the things that won't.

We start at the beginning, of course, where the Lazy Project Manager's Theory of Projects, from a Productive Laziness aspect, states that 'All projects are thick at one end …'