From the Back Cover
The lazy project manager illustrates how anyone can apply the simple techniques of lazy project management in their own activities in order to work more effectively and consequently improve work-life balance. This 'productive laziness' approach builds on the Pareto principle that states that for many phenomena, 80 per cent of consequences stem from 20 per cent of the causes. To put it simply, only 20 per cent of the things people do during their working days really matter. Inside this book readers can discover:
In addition, the author provides some interesting (and entertaining) things about eating dinosaurs, wearing ermine cloaks, and how to spot a psychopathic woman at a funeral. Also find out why you should never go ballooning, how to deliver a good Oscar acceptance speech, and why it is important for your team that you read the newspaper each morning. And yes, you may also learn some, quick, simple but important things about project management.
- The intelligence of laziness - why smart, lazy people have the edge over others;
Why the Jungle Book's 'Bare Necessities' should be the productive lazy theme tune;
How to get the maximum output for a minimised input;
Quick tips to productive lazy heaven.
About the Author
In contrast to the title of his book, Peter Taylor is in fact a dynamic and commercially astute professional who has achieved notable success in project management and the professional development of project managers. His most recent achievements have been as head of projects at a global supplier of performance system solutions, and currently as head of a project management office at Siemens PLM Software, a global supplier of product lifecycle management solutions. He is an accomplished communicator and leader who always adopts a proactive and business-focused approach. Visit www.TheLazyProjectManager.com for more information, free articles and blogs, and subscribe to Peter’s podcasts on iTunes.