Here are some gems I gathered from Peter’s talk:
Peter’s talk was full of fabulous images. One was of a dinosaur (Monty Python fans might know the one) which was thin at the start, thick in the middle and thin at the end. Our planned effort as Project Managers should be completely the opposite: thick at the start as we get everything set up, thin in the middle (allowing for plenty of time for all those issues which will arise) and thick at the end to allow for a proper closedown including reviews).
Above all, Peter advised us to breathe normally (just as we need to when oxygen masks descend in a plane.) I heard this message repeated at the IPM Day in Stevenage last week – Peter was presenting on what to do when things go wrong.
Since then, I’ve been reflecting and realised that ‘lazy’ as Peter uses it is just what I am! So here’s for lazy project managers, lazy business analysts and lazy trainers!