CTO Virgin Experience Days
"I love that it references the frameworks but faces the reality that projects don't like to obey the rules of any specific framework so even the best PM is going to need to think on their feet"
Partner & Managing Director @ Innosight
"Louttit is on a mission - to empower project managers to lead more impactful projects (and avoid burning out while doing so!)"
About The Author
You want to be coached by the best... introducing
"I help teams and individuals INCREASE EFFECTIVENESS,
REDUCE STRESS and
HAVE MORE FUN in projects."
Expert in Project Management, Agility and Leadership.
Trained over 500 project managers, run an IT department and completed the agile transformation of a major PLC.
He loves teaching valuable learning through stories, cartoons and jokes.
He is a speaker, guest lecturer and coach and mentor to Project Managers in Ireland, The UK and Worldwide.
Author of Leading Impactful Teams.
10 Thing This Book Will Teach You
Simplification Of Project Management: The book aims to make project management more accessible and applicable to real-world scenarios, moving away from purely academic approaches.
Versatility In Project Management Approaches: It emphasizes the importance of adapting different project management techniques based on specific situations, highlighting that there is no one-size-fits-all method.
Development Of A Project Manager's 'Sixth Sense': The book discusses how experienced project managers develop an instinct for identifying and avoiding potential issues in projects.
Understanding Of The Eight Key Lenses In Project Management: Readers will learn about the eight lenses (Scope, Prioritisation, Time, Cost, Quality, Risks, Team, Stakeholders) to view and manage their projects effectively.
Building Impactful Project Management Skills: The book covers essential skills needed for successful project management, focusing on versatility and adaptability.
People Management And Influence: It emphasizes the importance of managing and influencing people in and around the project for its success.
Utilizing Experience And Learning From Others: The book encourages learning not only from personal experiences but also from the experiences and techniques of others.
Effective Utilization Of Work Environments: It provides insights on how different work environments (commons, caves, collaboration, contemplation) can be leveraged to enhance project efficiency and creativity.
Strategic Thinking And Problem Solving: Readers will learn how to approach complex problems and make strategic decisions, enhancing their problem-solving skills.
Personal And Professional Growth: By adopting the principles and techniques discussed, readers can expect to see growth in their project management capabilities, which can translate into career advancement and personal development.
Head of IT at C&D Foods(ABP Group)
"This book is more holistic than traditional Project Management Books. It imparts the experience of living through Projects, both good and bad hopefully helping those embarking on the road to avoid the pitfalls."
Céiteach Mac Stiofan
Digital Transformation Project Manager
"This book is a treasure trove of off the shelf tips tools and techniques for each stage of your project to help you deliver. My favourite is the SAVE technique. It combines some amazing design thinking techniques with that great output of execution. James's SAVE workshops are now always my first deliverables on the project plan I also loved the reminder around Dale Carnegie and seeing things from another's point of view."
Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth
“A strong, motivated and unified team is essential to delivering change, no matter what the circumstances. In Leading Impactful Teams, James Louttit sets out how to bring people with diverse talents and viewpoints together in an effective way and motivate them to achieve their full potential”.
Business Operations Divisional Manager, Enterprise Ireland
James has compiled a really practical set of techniques and tools which will certainly guide Project Managers to effectively manage projects and achieve project delivery success. Particularly impactful is the focus on people; leading teams and managing stakeholder expectations, through the project lifecycle. This book is written in unambiguous and engaging language, making it accessible and relevant for all levels of project delivery experience.
Founder at Arconomy, former CTO at Sniip
The book eloquently describes how project managers are often in the office jungle trying to navigate ego's and non-productive or non-cooperative behaviour in individuals and teams. James provides a practical and common sense utility belt of exercises to engage and encourage collaboration that can cut through all the dancing around on egg shells and allow people to get out the way of themselves to deliver a result. I also recommend drinking whatever James does in the morrning to give you the energy to succeed!