Peter Taylor

Key Note Speaker



Peter Taylor is a change expert currently leading a Global PMO, with 200 project managers acting as
custodians for nearly 5,000 projects around the world, for Kronos Inc. - a billion-dollar software
organisation delivering Workforce Management Solutions.

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, including ‘How to get fired at the C-level: why mismanaging change is the
biggest risk of all’.

He has delivered over 200 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’.

More information can be found at  – and through his free podcasts in iTunes.

 Watch Peters Video Message on YouTube

Title & abstract of Peters speech:

How to get Fired at the C-Level: Why mismanaging change is the biggest risk of all

Leading executives, it seems, sometimes do too little about strategy implementation, do not apply the appropriate level of attention to such critical organisational change, and often relegate sponsorship and leadership to lower management; whilst they get on with their ‘day jobs’. This is further stressed but the fact that many organisations are facing rapidly changing and disruptive times, with an urgent need for each strategic decision to be based on fact and hope. This presentation will explore this challenge, and since all challenges are really opportunities, will show ways to not only significantly reduce change failures but also how to dramatically raise the capability, speed, and success rates of delivering strategic change in any organisation. Using Taylor’s ‘5-5-5-5 model’ – looking first at the five key elements that provide a successful change foundation inside any organisation before considering the five challenges that you can take on board to make a real difference. Following this will come the five tests to assess whether you do need to take any specific actions, which in turn lead into the five steps that will bring you all the way round to build that successful change foundation - if it isn’t already in place.

About The Congress

The 1st Joint Congress of PMI Chapters in Germany is a new series of events jointly organized by the four German PMI Chapters. The objective is to bring both executives and decision makers as well as portfolio, program, and project managers together to facilitate the exchange of views and ideas while supporting close collaboration.

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