1st Edition

The Lazy Winning Project Manager Embracing Project and Personal Productivity in an AI Empowered World

By Peter Taylor Copyright 2025
    202 Pages 22 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    202 Pages 22 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Fully updated to reflect developments in AI, remote working, and more, this book brings together two well-loved titles to address emerging trends and challenges in project management and personal development, offering a unique and comprehensive reference book for a new generation of project professionals.

    In the ever-evolving world of project management, The Lazy Project Manager has been a guiding light for those seeking efficiency through unconventional strategies as well as honesty and a whole lot of fun. With The Lazy Winner, Peter Taylor brought his straightforward and humorous approach to personal productivity and success. Now, Peter has combined these two books to ensure a comprehensive guide for professionals seeking both project management excellence and personal fulfilment – the goal of a great work/life balance. But this book goes beyond evergreen principles, adding rich content on:

    • The effectiveness of the productive lazy approach in harnessing the power of AI, demonstrating that project managers and individuals alike can leverage this hot technology

    • Ways to manage projects remotely and strategies for individuals to thrive in virtual work environments, all using the productive lazy approach

    • New and updated case studies showcasing how the productive lazy approach has been successfully implemented in project management scenarios and personal development journeys

    • The preferences and strengths of the new generations within the workforce, and how the productive lazy approach aligns with their expectations and workstyles

    Project management professionals worldwide, from new starters learning the ropes to seasoned pros looking for fresh inspiration, will welcome the latest insights and tested strategies from a project management legend.


    Chapter 1: Introduction. Chapter 2: Behind the Laziness. Chapter 3: The Dinosaur Theory. Chapter 4: Productivity Practice. Chapter 5: Laziness – Thick At One End. Chapter 6: Productivity – Journey. Chapter  7: LAZINESS – Much, Much Thinner in the Middle. Chapter 8: Productivity – Change. Chapter 9: Laziness – Then Thick Again at the Far End. Chapter 10: Productivity –  Destination. Chapter 11: AI Magic. Chapter 12: Multiple Laziness. Chapter 13: Quick Tips to Productive Laze Heaven. Chapter 14: Quick Tips to Personal Productivity Heaven. Chapter 15: Even Quicker Tips For The Really Lazy Project Manager. Chapter 42: The Ultimate Question (And Answer). Appendices. The (Really I Mean It This Time) Last Word. 





    Peter Taylor is a keynote speaker and coach, Peter is the author of the number 1 bestselling project management book ‘The Lazy Project Manager’, along with many other books. He has built and led some of the largest PMOs in the world with organisations such as Siemens, IBM, UKG, and now Dayforce, where he is the VP Global PMO. He has also delivered over 500 lectures around the world in 26 countries and has been described as ‘perhaps the most entertaining and inspiring speaker in the project management world today’.