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 Eddie Fisher Consulting Ltd.

Integrated Project, Programme and Portfolio Management

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Project/Programme/Portfolio Management

What I can do for you:

My work covers the following areas but is not limited to these: whole project life cycle management, setting up, managing and maintaining a PM methodology and governance that is fit for purpose within your organisation, project planning and control, issue/risk/change control management, stakeholder management, influencing and persuading, negotiating for results, setting up a business case and how to prepare and present project gate papers to Project Review Boards. I can also take ownership of managing any projects or programmes through their whole life cycle or assist you with the management of certain aspects of the projects or programmes such as risk management, communications plan and dependency management. I can do as little or as much as you would like me to help you with. I am also experienced in setting up a PMO that, ultimately, will be a business investment for your organisation. Your expectations of a project, programme or PMO forms the basis how and what I will deliver to you. I will ensure that you are getting value for money and an acceptable return on your investment.

My Experience:

I specialise in developing the project and programme management skills and competences of the community of practice. I apply effective Coaching and Mentoring (existing and/or new project and programme managers)to strengthen their PM skills and knowledge by drawing on my extensive practical knowledge and experiences of having managed projects and programmes over the last 30 years, across a number of industries such as Telecommunications, Defence and Facilities/Construction. These were typically 6-24 months in duration with budgets of up to £30m. My preferred approach is to integrate with the people in your organisation. This has the advantage that I can engage much closer with people, assess where real improvements can me made and then focus my attention on the 20% of activities that will provide 80% of competence improvements levels that can be measured.

Facilities/Construction Management

What I can do for you:

Advise and train your staff how to plan, monitor and control office relocations for single and multi-site

operations. Manage office relocation projects and programmes end to end and manage office refurbishment projects and programmes through their whole life cycle. I will make sure that all knowledge and experience will be retained by your company. I can also help you how to set up office construction and refurbishment projects and programmes including all necessary documentation, templates and guidance notes for your FM staff so they improve their FM skills. Improve the key stakeholder and managing people skills of your staff covering internal and external parties who have a vested interest in your FM/Construction projects and programmes.

My Experience:

I am a Founder Member and ex-Fellow of the British Institute of Facilities Management. I worked in the Facilities and Estate Management industry for 15 years, managing large property portfolios for British Telecom and Cellnet across the UK. I also managed large and complex facilities and property management programmes and projects where I gained extensive experience working closely with and managing architects, M&E Consultants, main contractors and sub-contractors. I managed office relocation projects across the UK where I was responsible for the end to end relocations from multiple sites to a single/multiple site (s) of some 10,000 staff over a number of years. .I managed whole life cycle office refurbishment and construction projects. I am familiar with Health and Safety, CDM and Fire Regualtions. I have developed a unique systems thinking approach and can see things from the construction, facilities, project, operational and end user perspectives. 

Social Psychology

What I can do for you:

Assist with or conduct academic research in the following subject matter areas: project, programme and portfolio management, general management, social psychology and attitude, behaviour and competence development studies. This includes the writing up and publishing of articles in internationally recognised and respected academic journals. I can also teach these subject matters up to doctoral degree level. Prepare and present fit for purpose training courses that cover the subject matters mentioned earlier. I can also align these courses to fit in with APM/PMI/IPMA accreditation requirements.

My Experience:

It is my ambition in life to help organiations and individuals to improve their social, operational and management skills, by sharing my extensive knowledge and experience in these areas as both practitioner and academic. I would welcome any opportunity to fulfil my ambition for the mutual benefit of any university or educational organisation. This would be an opportunity for me to be instrumental in bringing theory and practice much closer together and to develop further the areas of operational and management science. My Ph.D. is in the areas of attitude, behaviour and competence at work which I believe would be an asset to your organisation and people. I have extensive practical and theoretical experience in developing and implementing suitable solutions in line with any corporate culture to improve and develop the talents of people within organisations. I have been sharing and teaching my extensive knowledge and experience in this area, part-time, with students and mature business people in both Cuba (Universidad de Oriente, Santiago de Cuba) and the Czech Republic (ACSA, Brno and Palacky University, Olomouc) . My doctoral research included a wide range of methods appropriate to participatory research including constructivist interpretivist approaches within phenomenological research paradigms.

I am a sub-editor of the International Journal of Project Management. I am an associate editor of the Engineering Management Research Journal. I am on the editorial board of the Journal of Management Research, the Journal of Business and Economic Research and the Archives of Business Research. I regularly review academic articles and provide feedback to the editors regarding the suitability of articles for publication.

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