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The Lazy Project Manager and The Project from Hell – Free!

April 25, 2012

It has arrived! The Lazy Project Manager and the Project from Hell is now in ‘stock’ on Amazon around the world.

Back in the comfy chair for more productive lazy wisdom and then off to the time machine to save the worst project in history – and all before tea time.

More information on the Project from Hell workshop can be found at

Download the book: The book will be free for a period of time as an eBook – just go to your local Amazon site today! Please get everyone that you know to download the book and help get a project management book to number 1 in the Amazon charts! You don’t even need a Kindle to do this – you can download to your PC. Hey, you (and your friends) don’t even need to read it if you really don’t want to – just download it – it is FREE after all – but I do hope you find it of some value – let me know.

Own the book: You can also purchase one of a (now) very limited number of signed printed copies of the book from Peter’s Lazy Shop at or even get a badge to wear ‘To Hell and Back in one Workshop’.

Workshop: If you are in the UK then you can also attend a workshop run by Dylanmae, my UK partners. This will be on June 28th in Central London – go to to find out more and book your place.

Website: Visit to learn much more about The Project from Hell – go today!

Reviews: Tell us what you think about the book through reviews on Amazon please – feedback is always great to receive and reviews help others when they think about getting the book.

Thank you for being a ‘lazy’ fan and supporting this new initiative.

‘Be lazy’ – Peter

PS: The book is right now free on Amazon UK, USA and France – we hope to get it free on Amazon Germany as soon as possible



Peter is a dynamic and commercially astute professional who has achieved notable success in business.

His background is in project management and marketing across three major business areas over the last 28 years and with the last 8 years building and leading PMOs.

He is an accomplished communicator, a professional speaker, workshop trainer and PM/PMO consultant.

Peter is the author of ‘The Lazy Project Manager’, The Lazy Winner’ and The Lazy Project Manager and the Project from Hell’ (Infinite Ideas), as well as ‘Leading Successful PMOs’ (Gower).

More information can be found at  and  and  – and through his free podcasts in iTunes.

The Lazy Project Manager

June 12, 2009

In The Lazy Project Manager, authored by Peter Taylor and to be published in the UK by Infinite Ideas Limited UK in August, “lazy does not mean stupid or unsuccessful; lazy is the way forward. 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:

• 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.

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.

In “The lazy Project Manager” Peter Taylor illustrates how to achieve more without expending more time and energy. Welcome to the home of ‘productive laziness’. Here there is a more focused approach to project management and our efforts are exercised where it really matters – there’s no rushing round involving ourselves in unimportant, non-critical activities that others can better address, or indeed that do not need addressing at all in some cases. It’s all about working smarter and Peter Taylor, head of a PMO at Siemens, gives away his trade secrets. This is not a training manual. You won’t turn into a project manager by reading this book. But Peter, acting as virtual coach, will help you to identify and focus on the key activities in your projects, do them well and enjoy the world of productive laziness.

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, programme management and the professional development of project managers: latterly as head of projects at a global supplier of performance system solutions, and currently as head of a PMO at Siemens PLM Software, a global supplier of product lifecycle management solutions. He is an accomplished communicator and leader; always adopting a proactive and business-focused approach. This is Peter’s first book.

Book: The Lazy Project Manager; Hardcover: 160 pages; Publisher: Infinite Ideas Limited UK (August 31, 2009); Language: English; ISBN-10: 1906821135; ISBN-13: 978-1906821135 info at