The Lazy Project Manager and The Art of Productive Laziness preceded by AGM

Wednesday 20 October 2010

6.00pm - 8.30pm (refreshments available 30 minutes before)

BCS London, Davidson Building, 5 Southampton Street, London, WC2E 7HA | Maps

Peter Taylor

This talk will be preceded by a very short AGM - See final paragraphs below for AGM details. The talk will be followed by attendees networking over refreshments.

'Progress isn't made by early risers. It's made by lazy men trying to find easier ways to do something.' Robert Heinlein

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.

About the Speaker:

Our speaker, Peter Taylor, is a dynamic and commercially astute professional who has achieved notable success in Project Management; currently as 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'

AGM starting at 6.30pm preceding the above talk

Notice is hereby given that the eighteenth Annual General Meeting of the British Computer Society Project Management Specialist Group (PROMS-G) will start at 6:30pm.


The Group will meet to transact the following business:
1. Acceptance of the minutes of the seventeenth Annual General Meeting.
2. Receive and adopt the Chairman's report.
3. Receive and adopt the Treasurer's report and statement of the accounts for the year ended the 30th September.
4. Election of Officers and Committee.
5. Any necessary amendments to the PROMS-G Constitution as a result of any changes in the BCS Specialist Group Model Constitution introduced over the last two years.
6. Any other nominated business.

Items for inclusion on the AGM agenda and Nominations for the Committee must be received no less than fourteen days prior to the meeting and should be emailed to:

Any members wishing to stand as Committee Members or Officers must obtain a nomination form available via email from the secretary or publicity officer and return it via email to the secretary by the 30th September 2010.

Event report

A review and presentation slide pack may be posted on our PROMS-G Members' Secure Website.