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Gazza and the Lazy Project Manager

May 2, 2013 – Sydney, Australia at the Inaugural PMI Australia Conference (

Authors Peter Taylor (The Lazy Project Manager) and Gary Nelson (Gazza) met for a chat following the successful launch of Gazza’s new book, The Ultimate Tree House Project.

The conference was well attended and featured international keynote speakers Mark Langley (PMI CEO) and Peter Taylor, in addition to several high profile Australian speakers.

Book Summary: The Ultimate Tree House Project!

10 year old best friends Ben, James, Tim & Tom find the perfect tree in a forest near their school and begin to build the Ultimate Tree House. Things start with a bang, and get even worse when Ben’s sister Amanda discovers them working on their secret tree house. Next thing they know, the girls are building their own – in the same tree – and it looks even better than the boy’s! How are they doing it? What is their secret weapon? After the accident, everything changes and the boys are forced to team up with the girls – as if that would ever work!

This book introduces basic Project Management concepts to children through an entertaining, funny story and simple lessons taught to one of the children by her father who is (of course) a Project Manager. She applies what she has learned and suddenly the girls are leaping ahead of the boys who had just “started building” – without a plan.

Come join this unlikely band of tree house builders – four girls, four boys – as they end up working together to try and complete the Ultimate Tree House Project!

This book is targeted at children ages 8-11.

ISBN: 978-1482558135 (Paperback, 220 pages) | Amazon (Paperback | Kindle eBook) | Barnes & Noble (Paperback | Nook ebook) | Kobo (eBook)

Peter Taylor is a well-respected Project Manager, keynote speaker and author of several books, including:

and his children’s book,

Gary Nelson, PMP is a Project Manager and author of two books:

Gary is currently writing Project Kids Adventure #2 – The Scariest Haunted House Project – Ever!

Read more about Gary’s books at, or visit the children’s book site,

Twitter: @gazzaconsulting @projectkidsadv