Project Management

From ‘Lazy’ to ‘Agile’ Project Management

From the The Lazy Project Manager Blog
Peter Taylor is the author of two best-selling books on ‘Productive Laziness’ – ‘The Lazy Winner’ and ‘The Lazy Project Manager’. In the last 4 years he has focused on writing and lecturing with over 200 presentations around the world in over 25 countries and has been described as ‘perhaps the most entertaining and inspiring speaker in the project management world today’. His mission is to teach as many people as possible that it is achievable to ‘work smarter and not harder’ and to still gain success in the battle of the work/life balance. More information can be found at – and through his free podcasts in iTunes.

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This one day workshop is being delivered in Geneva on 27th February, a few places left only - see link above

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At the conclusion of this full-day interactive classroom training, you will be able to:

  • Understand the ‘backbone’ of smart/agile working whilst managing projects
  • Identify ways to apply the concept of working smarter, not harder
  • Apply personal efforts where it matters most on a project
  • Work with team members in a more productive way
  • Be effectively ‘Agile’
  • Communicate more effectively with the entire project team

Event description

The ‘Lazy’ project management way is all about ‘working smarter and not harder’ and this aligns perfectly with the ‘Agile’ way of project management:

  • Customer Satisfaction – this is simply about the true fulfilment of customer needs and demands, achieved through the continuous and on-time delivery
  • Changing Requirements – we all know project requirements change and in order to accommodate these ad hoc changes we need to get iterative
  • Frequent Delivery – there is a greater preference given to timescales that span a shorter period of time but align to deliver the full project
  • A measure of Progress – output should be focused on fastest time to value and minimum viable outcome
  • Development – encourage working in short productive burst rather than a prolonged and seemingly never-ending journey
  • Close Co-operation – management and the executives, specialist need to work cordially to make an impact on the project on a daily basis
  • Motivated Individuals – providing the environment needed to thrive in a collaborative way

This workshop will focus on these key areas and explore the project lifecycle to see where the ‘Lazy’, the ‘Smart’ and the ‘Agile’ can be effectively exploited.

Who should attend:

  • Project Managers
  • Senior PM practitioners
  • Project Administrators
  • PMO staff
  • Team members
Posted on: February 10, 2020 11:20 AM | Permalink

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Dear Peter
Interesting this approach on the topic: "From project management" lazy "to" agile ""

I wish you a great success for your workshop

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