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Peter Taylor, renowned author of The Lazy Project Manager, to deliver keynote talk at PMSA conference in September

7 August July 2014 – Johannesburg, South Africa – Project Management South Africa (PMSA) has announced their slate of keynote speakers for their 2014 national project management conference. One of the speakers this year will be the globally recognized Peter Taylor, aka The Lazy Project Manager from the UK. The biennial conference with theme of “Growing Project Management in South Africa” will be held at The Wanderers Club, Illovo, Gauteng. For more about the conference, go to http://www.projectmanagement.org.za/?page=Conference2014

140807-pmwj26-peter-IMAGEPeter Taylor is the author of two best-selling books on ‘Productive Laziness’ – ‘The Lazy Winner’ and ‘The Lazy Project Manager’. In the last 4 years he has focused on writing and lecturing with over 200 presentations around the world in over 20 countries and has been described as ‘perhaps the most entertaining and inspiring speaker in the project management world today’. 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.

Peter’s 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 http://www.thelazyprojectmanager.com/ and http://www.peterbtaylor.co.uk/   – and through his free podcasts in iTunes.

Other key speakers announced for the 2014 PMSA conference include: Pedro Rodrigues de Almeida, Director, Head of Infrastructure and Urban Development Industry, World Economic Forum; Ketso Gordhan, Chief Executive Officer, PPC; Graeme Maynier, Executive and Project Manager: Packaging, SABMiller Africa; Cookie Phirinyane, Head of Strategy at the National Development Bank of Botswana; Prof. André Roux, Director of the Institute for Futures Research at the University of Stellenbosch; Nsikak Ekpott, Entrepreneur, Author and Expert on African Business Culture; and Brightwell Nkambule, Head: Modernisation Department,  Swaziland Revenue Authority. Master of Ceremonies for the conference will be Rick Alan, one of South Africa’s most sought after MCs.

In 2014, Project Management South Africa celebrates the professional practice of project management and its relevance on the African continent, acknowledging the determination, innovation and creativity applied to overcoming some of the challenges associated with achieving project success in Africa. Through its Biennial Conference, PMSA aims to explore the nature of projects in Africa and what it takes to achieve success and contribute to a body of learning that can guide strategic project management and thus serve contemporaries in the project disciplines across the spectrum of industries.

Many good practices and project innovations were grown in Africa. Others have been borrowed from the ‘developed’ world and made relevant to the local reality. Still others have yet to be discovered while South Africans develop a better understanding of what Africa needs and how the stakeholders in project management can provide it. 

Join PMSA and your peers in project management for a three-day journey of learning and knowledge exchange as we remind each other why we believe in this continent and the many opportunities she presents. For more, go to http://www.projectmanagement.org.za/?page=Conference2014. To see all keynote speakers, visit http://www.projectmanagement.org.za/?page=ConfSpeakers14

The Conference organisers have also created a comprehensive set of sponsorship opportunities. Companies interested in showcasing products or services to the PM community in South Africa can click here for more information.

Project Management South Africa (PMSA) is a Section 21 (not-for-gain) professional association representing the interests of project, programme and portfolio management practitioners in South Africa. PMSA has a membership of over 1 500 project management practitioners at various career stages and has existed as an autonomous representative body for 15 years. PMSA sponsors regional and national conferences and other events on a regular basis. For more information, visit http://www.projectmanagement.org.za/ or contact [email protected]

Source: Project Management South Africa