Author and Trainer: PRINCE2, MSP, Agile & Change Management
I help people to understand the change process, the roles they play in change and how they can encourage others through it.
Early in my career I was first asked to 'manage a project'. I was not asked because I was already a Project Manager, nor because I even knew what a project was, but because there was a desperate need for resources and they were literally asking anyone and everyone! I learned on the job, as I went a long. It turns out I was pretty good at it, but my early project history was pretty hit and miss. Sometimes it was good, sometimes not so much...
After a few years, I finally got some project management training. It helped give me credibility as I put some method behind my madness and my results improved. If only I had had someone to tell me all of this from the beginning, I could have saved myself so much frustration and fewer burnt bridges!
Over the years, I have become accredited in several best practise methodologies to get better and better at my own project management, as well as helping others improve with theirs. I have been using both traditional (waterfall) and iterative (agile) approaches throughout my career. I see value in both; each with their own purpose, time and place. Sometimes that includes a hybrid of both.
In my courses, I aim to share my project and change experiences (good and bad) to help others progress in their careers. Change can be hard. And I truly believe the better prepared you are, the better your experiences will be.
Author of 4 project management books:
PRINCE2 in Action: Project Management in Real Terms
Leadership Skills for Project and Programme Managers
Communication Skills for Project and Programme Managers
Team Management Skills for Project and Programme Managers
MSc in Training and Development from Portland State University, BSc in Economics from Arizona State University.
Accredited Trainer in MSP®, PRINCE2®, PRINCE2 Agile®, APM®, APMG AgilePM, and APMG Change Management.
Certified Practitioner in NLP, Life Coaching and EFT.
Other qualifications include ITIL®, MoP® and Scrum Master.