Peter Taylor

The Lazy Project Manager Ltd

Best selling author, speaker and trainer - PM/PMO specialist

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Real Project Management in the 21st Century

Presentation abstract

Organisations demand that the projects that they commission these days are successful in order to meet their increasingly aggressive and fast-paced strategic goals, and for this to be possible the project managers that lead these strategic projects need to be the very best that they can be. 

But these very projects are also becomingly more challenging. The landscape on which they are to be delivered is rapidly changing; there is a digital revolution, a social revolution, and a demand for multi-modal methods to be deployed. 

The issues that the ‘21st Century’ project manager faces are very different from projects in the past, or at least more difficult, and yet much is also the same as it always was.

In this presentation, we will look at some of these key areas to provoke thought and begin discussions on what we all need to do now – to understand the key areas of focus for today’s project manager.

Join Peter Taylor in saying ‘goodbye’ to the ‘Accidental Project Manager’ and ‘hello’ to the ‘Real Project Manager of the 21st Century’.


Professional experience

Peter is a PMO expert who has built and led four global PMOs across several industries, and has advised many other organisations in PMO and PM strategy.

He is also the author of the number 1 bestselling project management book ‘The Lazy Project Manager’, along with many other books on project leadership, PMO development, project marketing, project challenges and executive sponsorship.

In the last 5 years, Peter has delivered over 250 lectures 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.