Peter Taylor – The Project Manager Who Smiled

The project manager who smiled

There are many different ways in which humor can help you and your project team at work. Peter Taylor gathered lots of humor, jokes about project managers, projects, failures and successes. He drew largely from fellow project managers who provided lots of stories. There are many serious books about project management, methods and approaches. Numerous studies about large project failures, until The Project Manager Who Smiled. Without fun at work, motivation to even get to work might be less and less each day. Theme songs, typical project manager characters, team building ideas and practical jokes to function as ice-breaker, tension and stress relief, and morale booster. When you’re happy, you are more productive, more creative, more open, more likeable and a better leader.

About the author

Peter Taylor is the author of two best-selling books on ‘Productive Laziness’ – The Lazy Winner and The Lazy Project Manager. In the last 3 years he has focused on writing and lecturing with over 200 presentations around the world in over 20 countries and with new books out including The Lazy Project Manager and the Project from Hell, Strategies for Project Sponsorship, Leading Successful PMOs, and The Thirty-Six Stratagems: A Modern Interpretation of a Strategy Classic – with a number of other book projects currently underway. He has been described as ‘perhaps the most entertaining and inspiring speaker in the project management world today’ and he also acts as an independent consultant working with some of the major organizations in the world coaching executive sponsors, PMO leaders and project managers.

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