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3rd Monday Event

The Art of Productive Laziness by Peter Taylor

Date: Monday, 21st June 2010
Time: 19:00 (tea & coffee available from 18:30)
Location: Novotel, Bostock Lane, Long Eaton, Nottingham, NG10 4EP (map)
Price: Free! (non-members welcome)
Status: Went Ahead

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Many thanks to everyone who attended this event, and to Peter Taylor for providing the presentation for us. A copy of the presentation is available. To download a copy click here.

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Details

Learn about the art of productive laziness with The Lazy Project Manager; understanding what is meant by the "productive lazy" approach to Projects (and life) and learn how to apply these lessons "to be twice as productive and still leave the office early".

The session will cover the definition of productive laziness, the science behind the theory (yes there really is some), and will share some personal learning experiences that led to the creation of "The Lazy Project Manager". In addition the audience will be led through the three key project stages, one of which the "lazy" project manager works very hard in and the second they should be in the comfortable position of enjoying the "comfy chair" safe in the knowledge that the project is well under control.

A specific focus will be made on the third area, project closure, which can be done so much better with very little effort but with a significant value add for all "would be" lazy project managers.

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About the Presenter

Peter is currently head of a PMO at Siemens PLM Software supplier of global product lifecycle management solutions. He is also very interested in maintaining a good work/life balance.

His background is in project management across three major business areas over the last 25 years, MRP/ERP systems with various software houses and culminating in a role with KPMG, Business Intelligence with Cognos, and now within product lifecycle management (PLM) with Siemens. He has spent the last 6 years leading PMOs and developing project managers.

He is also an accomplished communicator and leader and is a professional speaker with City Speakers International, as well as the author of "The Lazy Project Manager".

You can also listen to his free podcasts on iTunes.

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