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Productivity Sand Traps
& Tar Pits:

How to Detect & Avoid Them

by Mike Walsh

ISBN: 978-0-932633-21-7  
©1991  216 pages   softcover  
$27.95 (plus shipping)

Subject(s): Communication Skills, Software Industry, Software Quality & Productivity

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Back-to-Basics Advice for
Solving the Productivity Dilemma—
Practical Ideas to Increase Your Effectiveness!

About the Book

This is literally a survival guide for the IS professional.

Former CBS MIS director Mike Walsh applies back-to-basics principles to real-life business problems. Drawing on 23 years of experience, Walsh shows readers how to improve personal productivity using case studies, scenarios, a planning technique, and a list of guiding principles, including how to

  • Emphasize solutions, not witch hunts

  • Acknowledge what you don't know

  • Select technology based on need, not hype

  • Coordinate planning to speed progress

  • Give priority to effectiveness over efficiency

  • Adopt behavior principles to improve personal well-being.

Mike Walsh's principles will help you avoid mistakes and maximize your productivity!


"This is an excellent book for anyone working with Information Systems, but especially for managers and those who aspire to be managers."

 —Randy Rice
Software Quality Advisor

 "This is a book that is rooted in sound management principles."

 —Jim Van Speybroeck
Data Processing Digest

Table of Contents

Dorset House Catalog
This Book's Flyer

Also Recommended
Amplifying Your Effectiveness: Collected Essays, edited by Gerald M. Weinberg, James Bach, and Naomi Karten

Everyday Heroes of the Quality Movement: From Taylor to Deming—The Journey to Higher Productivity, by Perry Gluckman and Diana Reynolds Roome

Five Core Metrics: The Intelligence Behind Successful Software Management, by Lawrence H. Putnam and Ware Myers
Software Productivity, by Harlan D. Mills

To Satisfy & Delight Your Customer: How to Manage for Customer Value, by William J. Pardee

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