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The Lazy Project Manager

Working smarter, not harder is not a new concept and is one project managers should not be afraid to embrace as projects become more complex. Author and speaker, Peter Taylor, has developed a popular methodology which uses this perspective. He offers a focused approach to managing projects which will create more opportunities for the project manager to concentrate on the tasks that matter the most.

How You Will Benefit

Students will be provided insights for applying the Pareto principle to accomplishing project work, as well as techniques for breaking down complex processes into easy to digest pieces. Lazy does not mean unsuccessful and this course will teach you how to employ simple approaches to completing projects while still making them a success.

What You Will Learn

In this course you will learn techniques for increasing your productivity including:

  • What the science of laziness is and how it can be applied to your work day
  • The dinosaur theory and how it helps smart project managers target their efforts on the critical parts of a project
  • How effective communication, in person and over email, helps eliminate wasting time
  • Maintaining normal breath patterns, even during stressful situations, to ensure sound thinking and thought processes are always used
  • The process of conducting retrospectives to pinpoint areas of improvement for the future

Who Should Attend

This course is intended for individuals looking for insights into how to work smarter, not harder as a project manager.


Video-on-demand; includes 6-months digital access to all training materials.

Duration / PDU Value

This course has been approved by PMI for 1 PDU.



  • Course Overview

Foundations of Laziness

  • The Science of Laziness
  • The Intelligence of Laziness
  • The Focus of Laziness

Thick at the Start

  • Ahead of the Game
  • Manage the Sponsor
  • Manage the Creep
  • Communication Breakdown

Much, Much Thinner

  • All in a Fun Day’s Work
  • Breathing Normally
  • A lot of ‘Lurve’ in the Room
  • The Lights Are On (But No One’s Home)

Thick Again at the End

  • The Missing Link
  • Definition of Insanity

The Project Retrospective

  • The Prime Directive
  • The 5 Key Questions
  • The 4 Freedoms
  • Emotional Seismograph


The Lazy Project Manager
The Lazy Project Manager
Video on Demand
1 PDU hour
$49 USD
PMI Registered Education Provider
R.E.P. number 3348
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