I help professionals in project management and procurement to significantly and sustainably improve their results, through my university teaching work, and coaching private clients.
Hi, I’m Ian,
I am a full-time academic at the University of Birmingham, where I am lead tutor on the Masters in Industrial Project Management - a distance-learning postgraduate programme for working project managers.
In my private consulting work I help project teams to deliver capital and construction projects faster, better, cheaper, and more reliably. I am particularly interested in helping teams to learn and exploit the under-used methods of project alliance (IPD) contracting, and critical chain (CCPM) scheduling and execution.
I still provide some training and coaching in my other areas of expertise – procurement & supply chain - mainly through my online training and coaching programmes, and in-person training for long-term clients.
I live in the north-west UK, midway between Manchester and Liverpool airports. I also spend quite a bit of time in Switzerland, where, when I am not working, you can find me walking in the summer and skiing in the winter.
I am passionate about improvement. As a consultant I will always be honest and give you my opinion, whether it is what you want to hear or not! That is what my clients expect of me, and that's how I deliver most value. If you want a consultant to reconfirm your opinion, even if they disagree, then I'm not your person.
I travel to wherever in the world my clients want me to be, though, thanks to technology, a lot of my support is given remotely.
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