The Sunday Lunch Project is now Amazon Alexa enabled

Today sees the launch of two Sunday Lunch Project resources

Firstly the Sunday Lunch Project Status Update Alexa skill, which gives you my latest thoughts in your flash briefing in audio or text format.

Secondly the Sunday Lunch Project Scrum Guide Facts Alexa skill lets you ask Alexa for a random fact from the Scrum Guide, ideal for those revising for their Scrum Master certification.

If you try them out let me know what you think and if you have any comments, concerns, suggested improvements or compliments (lots of this please :-))

That's all from the Sunday Lunch Project.

All the best


Nigel Creaser
The Sunday Lunch PM
When I Were a Project Manager is still free, check out this post to find your preferred consumption method.

You can sign up to one of the first to read my next book, Project Management: The Sketches here.


As the Black Friday weekend draws to a close I realise I should have done this last week. 

I have no black Friday deal to offer, just the same one as before When I Were Project Manager is still free and when I finally finish the Sketches you can sign up for early access.

So why bother posting all?  As part of a desire create some additional funds for the little venture I signed up to the Amazon affiliate program, but have not maximised the potential, basically I refer people to Amazon and if they buy I get a little bit of cash.

I have placed a handy search page on this site now that can be easily accessed from the menu button above.

I would be very grateful if you used it for any of the final Black Friday buys you may make today or any leading up to Christmas. You may be wand to save it as you go to Amazon search page and provided continued support.

As I said perhaps I should have done this on Thursday, but my time machine is not functioning well.

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Project Managers - What do you do all day?

How often do you get a question like that from a friend or a family member, "What is it you do again?" or " What do you do when you go to work daddy?".  If you say "I am a project manager" these days it will fill their heads with visions of The Apprentice TV Show candidates shouting "I am the PM do as I say!", or a man in a hard hat talking to Kevin McCloud on Grand Designs about something is late.

I do not have a solution to this dilemma and there are probably a hundred blog posts talks about how to talk to people about being a Project Manager. A quick google for " explaining what a project manager does" presents details of roles and responsibilities not what happens.

What I have got is something, whilst dramatised is a little insight into a possible day of a project manager. Last night I watch the film called Locke starring Tom Hardy, now I don't want to give away the plot as you may want to watch it, and I do recommend watching it…

The Robots are Coming : Life Automation Project : Part 1

Over the past 12 months or so I have been conducting various experiments with automation in work and at home and thought I would share with you how they have been going and some of the errors I have made.
Automation and artificial intelligence are not new things, think about the simple video recorder or the robots in factories, CNC machines, whilst they only go so  far they are part of the story, and it even goes back further than that,  as can be seen in this documentary from many years ago.

So my experience of automating my life includes the following tools

IFTTT service (if this then that)Microsoft Outlook & appAmazon EchoMy mobile phonesTrello and its appPhase 1 - Email Automation in the Office My first goal was to try to manage the email traffic that I had in my inbox and help me prioritise which ones to look at, this is difficult to do unless you open the email and then decide, which burns up valuable time.  When looking at an email you judge priority based on w…

Project Management : The Sketches - Sign up for free book


I am planning to have my next book, Project Management : The Sketches ready before the end of the year, I was originally planning June but life got in the way, or I let it get in the way.

If you sign up to my mailing list from the link below you will have an early draft content and an exclusive pre-release copy for free, all I ask is some feedback.


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When I Were a Project Manager - Biggest sales day yet

When I Were a Project Manager still FREE So yesterday was my biggest sales day since When I Were a Project Manager became free on all platforms

Many thanks to all of you who have downloaded it and I hope you have enjoyed the book. If you did or did not enjoy it let me know, I would love to hear from you.

I you have not yet grabbed your copy, I know you are just plucking up the courage, or lost the link or were washing your hair.  Hey that's OK here is the link again :-).

Speak soon


When I Were a Project Manager now FREE!

When I Were a Project Manager now FREE!

It gives me great pressure to announce that When I Were a Project Manager is now available for free on the following platforms.
Grab your copy and tell your friends.