How can your bureaucratic company achieve world-class speed and performance? How can you better balance your time in your home and at work? How can you hang around on the important things you like, while at the same time keeping what you necessary?
Roger Wilson should answer these questions when he goes from a dead-end task at Malloy Enterprises to handling Malloy's a lot of urgent and essential job, a secret property development effort code-named "Aurora." As Aurora's deadline looms ever closer, Roger needs to find out how to lead his group to success in the face of Malloy's inertia. At the same time, he struggles to keep his family together and to handle an advanced innovation that seems to have ideas of its own.
The Aurora group discovers that success is only possible when they challenge the basic values that underlie their everyday work. Their brand-new values, the "Project Manifesto," combined with their brand-new crucial chain scheduling technique, cause remarkable improvements in speed and performance. At the same time, Roger's own individual manifesto takes his family and his career in directions he would never ever have actually envisioned.