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Gary M Nelson, PMP

Author - Project Manager - Speaker - Game designer

Gary M. Nelson, BSC, PMP (Gazza) is passionate about sharing knowledge and making Project Management concepts more accessible, particularly to new and aspiring Project Managers (of all ages). Said another way, he likes to tell stories to help convey complex concepts in a way that helps the concepts 'stick'. Who says learning shouldn't be fun?
 
Born in Calgary, Alberta (Canada), Gary moved west to B.C. at the very early age of 2, where he spent most of his formative years - aside from a 6 year stint where he learned to appreciate living in a very small town of 800 people. He then attended high school in Surrey, B.C. and went on to graduate from Simon Fraser University (BC, Canada) in 1989 with a major in Computing science and a minor in English - an odd but useful mix (a techie who can write clearly)!
 
Gary was tricked into becoming a Project Manager by his first manager, and has never looked back. His international experience includes projects in New Zealand, Taiwan, Hong Kong, the US and Canada, working on projects in the Telecom, Student Information Systems, Local Government and Healthcare sectors.
 
Having wanted to write books since high school, it took many long years of successful procrastination until he finally felt he had something useful to write about, and wrote his first book of stories in 2012...on Project Management, of all things. Next, presented with the terrifying challenge of writing for children, he enlisted his youngest sons to be the first victims (reviewers and editors) and the Project Kids series of books were born. Several years on, he is amazed to see the books being translated into multiple languages, and reaching into schools and homes around the world.
 
He enjoys speaking and training, has presented at numerous events and conferences and is also the author and host of Gazza’s Corner Project Management Blog and Podcast.
 
Gary currently lives in New Zealand with his wife, three sons and two cats, and is loving every bit of it.

 

 

Contact

Email: Gary.Nelson@GazzasGuides.com
Skype: garymnelson

Post:
ATTN Gary Nelson
Gazza's Guides
PO Box 28161
Rototuna
Hamilton 3256
New Zealand

 

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Books and Games

  

Gazza's Guide to Practical Project Management

Tips and advice on Surviving the Project Management Journey
Author: Gary M Nelson
ISBN (print):
978-1478345046 (272 pages)
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Published:
September 10, 2012
Available formats: Print & eBook (EPUB, MOBI, LRF, PDF)
Order: http://www.amazon.com/Gazzas-Guide-Practical-Project-Management/dp/1478345047
Chapter videos: Risk Management, Implementing Organizational Change

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The Ultimate Tree House Project 2.0 [Game]

(Project Kids Adventure #1)
Game type: Strategy
Format: Cards, Tiles

Designer: Gary M Nelson
Illustrator: Mathew Frauenstein
Publisher: Gamecrafter
Published: April 2017
Orderhttp://www.thegamecrafter.com/games/the-ultimate-tree-house-project-2.0 
Additional Resourceswww.projectkidsadventures.com

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The Ultimate Tree House Project

(Project Kids Adventure #1)
Author: Gary M Nelson
Illustrator: Mathew Frauenstein
ISBN (print):
978-1482558135 (220 pages)
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Published:
March 30, 2013
Available formats: Print & eBook (EPUB, MOBI, LRF)
Order: http://www.amazon.com/The-Ultimate-Tree-House-Project/dp/1482558130
Book trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ifT2M3Uy94
Additional Resources: www.projectkidsadventures.com

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The Scariest Haunted House Project - Ever!

(Project Kids Adventure #2)
Author: Gary M Nelson
Illustrator: Mathew Frauenstein
ISBN (print):
978-1493552979 (236 pages)
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Published:
March 10, 2014
Available formats: Print & eBook (EPUB, MOBI, LRF)
Order: http://www.amazon.com/Scariest-Haunted-House-Project-Adventure/dp/149355297X
Book Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n92mYqe4U1U
Additional Resources: www.projectkidsadventures.com

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The Amazing Science Fair Project

(Project Kids Adventure #3)
Author: Gary M Nelson
Illustrator: Mathew Frauenstein
ISBN (print):
978-1502518088 (234 pages)
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Published:
May 3, 2015
Available formats: Print & eBook (EPUB, MOBI, LRF)
Order: http://www.amazon.com/The-Amazing-Science-Fair-Project/dp/1502518082
Additional Resources: www.projectkidsadventures.com

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The Valentine's Day Project Disaster

(Project Kids Adventure #4)
Author: Gary M Nelson
Illustrator: Mathew Frauenstein
ISBN (print):
978-1511697583
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Published:
February 14, 2016
Available formats: Print & eBook (EPUB, MOBI, LRF)
Order: http://www.amazon.com/Valentines-Project-Disaster-Kids-Adventure/dp/151169758X
Additional Resources: www.projectkidsadventures.com

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The Easter Bully Transformation Project

(Project Kids Adventure #5)
Author: Gary M Nelson
Illustrator: Rafael Silva
ISBN (print): 
978-1532900785
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Published: 
April 10, 2017
Available formats: Print & eBook (EPUB, MOBI, LRF)
Orderhttps://www.amazon.com/Easter-Bully-Transformation-Project-Adventures/dp/1532900783
Additional Resourceswww.projectkidsadventures.com
 

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Portuguese Translation

O Projeto da Super Casa na Árvore

(Aventura de Projetos Juvenis #1)
Language: Portuguese
Author: Gary M Nelson
Illustrator: Mathew Frauenstein
Translated by: PMI Portugal Chapter
ISBN (print):
978-1517762568 (234 pages)
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Published:
November 23, 2015
Available formats: Print & eBook (EPUB, Kindle MOBI, LRF)
Order: http://www.amazon.com/Projeto-Aventuras-Projetos-Juvenis-Portuguese/dp/1517762561
Additional Resources: www.projectkidsadventures.com

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O Projeto da Casa Assombrada Mais Assustadora de Sempre

(Aventura de Projetos Juvenis #2)
Language: Portuguese
Author: Gary M Nelson
Illustrator: Mathew Frauenstein
Translated by: PMI Portugal Chapter
ISBN (print):
978-1522706168 (256 pages)
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Published:
February 8, 2016
Available formats: Print & eBook (EPUB, Kindle MOBI, LRF)
Order: http://www.amazon.com/Assombrada-Assustadora-Aventuras-Projetos-Portuguese/dp/152270616X
Additional Resources: www.projectkidsadventures.com

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O Projeto da Incrível Feira de Ciências

(Aventura de Projetos Juvenis #3)
Language: Portuguese
Author: Gary M Nelson
Illustrator: Mathew Frauenstein
Translated by: PMI Portugal Chapter
ISBN (print):
978-1530016747 (254 pages)
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Published:
April 23, 2016
Available formats: Print & eBook (EPUB, Kindle MOBI, LRF)
Order: https://www.amazon.com/Incrível-Ciências-Aventuras-Projetos-Portuguese/dp/1530016746
Additional Resources: www.projectkidsadventures.com

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O Projeto Desastroso do Dia dos Namorados

(Aventura de Projetos Juvenis #4)
Language: Portuguese
Author: Gary M Nelson
Illustrator: Mathew Frauenstein
Translated by: PMI Portugal Chapter
ISBN (print):
978-1530016761 (276 pages)
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Published:
June 21, 2016
Available formats: Print & eBook (EPUB, Kindle MOBI, LRF)
Order: https://www.amazon.com/Desastroso-Namorados-Aventuras-Projetos-Portuguese/dp/1530016762
Additional Resources: www.projectkidsadventures.com

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O Projeto de Transformação do Bully da Páscoa

(Aventura de Projetos Juvenis #5)
Language: Portuguese
Author: Gary M Nelson
Illustrator: Rafael Silva
Translated by: PMI Portugal Chapter
ISBN (print): 
978-1544971414
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Published:
April 10, 2017
Available formats: Print & eBook (EPUB, Kindle MOBI, LRF)
Orderhttps://www.amazon.com/Projeto-Transforma%C3%A7%C3%A3o-Aventuras-Projetos-Portuguese/dp/1544971419
Additional Resourceswww.projectkidsadventures.com
 

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Spanish Translation (in progress)

El Proyecto de la Mejor Casa en el Árbol

(Adventuras de Proyectos Juveniles #1)
Language: Spanish
Author: Gary M Nelson
Illustrator: Mathew Frauenstein
Translated by: PMI Bogota Colombia Chapter
ISBN (print):

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Translation progress tracking: click here

Available formats: Print & eBook (EPUB, Kindle MOBI, LRF)
Order:
Additional Resources: www.projectkidsadventures.com

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El Proyecto de la Casa Embrujada Más Tenebrosa Jamás Creada

(Aventuras de Proyectos Juveniles #2)
Language: Spanish
Author: Gary M Nelson
Illustrator: Mathew Frauenstein
Translated by: PMI Bogota Colombia Chapter
ISBN (print):

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Translation progress tracking: click here

Available formats: Print & eBook (EPUB, Kindle MOBI, LRF)
Order:
Additional Resources: www.projectkidsadventures.com

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El Increíble Proyecto para la Feria de Ciencias

(Aventuras de Proyectos Juveniles #3)
Language: Spanish
Author: Gary M Nelson
Illustrator: Mathew Frauenstein
Translated by: PMI Bogota Colombia Chapter
ISBN (print):

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Translation progress tracking:
click here
Available formats: Print & eBook (EPUB, Kindle MOBI, LRF)
Order:
Additional Resources: www.projectkidsadventures.com

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El Desastroso Proyecto del Día de San Valentín

(Aventuras de Proyectos Juveniles #4)
Language: Spanish
Author: Gary M Nelson
Illustrator: Mathew Frauenstein
Translated by: PMI Bogota Colombia Chapter
ISBN (print):

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Translation progress tracking: click here

Available formats: Print & eBook (EPUB, Kindle MOBI, LRF)
Order:
Additional Resources: www.projectkidsadventures.com

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