Projects and Change
Mike is an experienced project manager and business change consultant
Formerly a Senior Manager with 12 years at Deloitte Consulting, Mike specialised in the delivery and integration of complex change in a diverse range of private and public sector organisations.
His experience includes leading roles in a £60m programme for BAA plc, two major projects with The Post Office, an extensive infrastructure project for Transport for London, and keystone projects for MoD, General Motors and Local Government. He was Director responsible for the launch of a new business for Vodafone Mannesmann.
Working in and leading a wide variety of highly successful teams has given Mike valuable insights into organisational change, team-working, and leadership skills. He presents a personal point of view and real tools from 13 years of consulting and management experience. This is combined with knowledge gained from working and training with some outstanding leaders in business and personal development.
Project Management and Organisational Change Management
Why are these so often treated as two disciplines?
To Mike, the management of projects and change are two ends of a single spectrum. At one end are the “hard” skills of scheduling, estimating, monitoring, budgeting, and the numerous disciplines of traditional Project Management. At the other end are the “soft” skills of dealing with people – project team members, stakeholders and bystanders. These are the people on whom the success of your project - and the change it’s designed to create – depends.
Dealing with agenda, sensitivities, concerns and outright resistance is not really the “soft” stuff at all. Really, that’s the hard stuff!
Between 1996 and 2010, Mike has trained over 4,000 people in the skills of project management – all the time emphasising the importance of balancing your project management and getting the people aspect right.
Mike specialises in integrating change at the personal and organisational level.
Hear Mike share his expertise on:
- How change works
- Creating change
- Integrating change
- Personal change
- Knowing what change you want
- The language of change
- Coaching for change
- Why do we resist change (and what can we do about it?)
- Motivating change
- Innovate to change
- Develop people to change
- Three gifts for change
- The vision to change
- The keys to planning for change
- Top tips for leaders of change
See some of the topics Mike has developed for his audiences.
Mike’s Books about Project Management
Mike’s books about Project Management are: