Frank Turley

Frank Turley

Frank believes that training should be taken beyond the classroom and is on a mission to help aspiring project managers gain practical experience. He does this through his writings, sample projects, tips, and innovative ways of teaching the PM methodologies.

PRINCE2, Agile, Scrum and ITIL Expert, Project Management (PM) Trainer, PM Activist, PM Consultant, Speaker & Author.

Frank is co-creator of P3express a lightweight approach to project management.

Gary McGaffney

Gary McGaffney

Gary acquired his project management skills and experience within the financial sector, a highly regulated industry where quality requirements had to be strictly satisfied.

He is a qualified Accounting Technician (AAT) and Accredited trainer with over 20 years’ experience in the delivery of APMG International and APM training course, including; PRINCE2, MOR, Agile PM and Business Analysis, Better Business Cases, Earned Value and APMP PMQ.

Gary’s specialities cover Training needs analysis, E Learning and Virtual course development, Podcasts and Webinars. 

Ivor Macfarlane

Ivor Macfarlane

Ivor has been working in the delivery and management of services since 1976 and with IT Service Management since 1984, initially as an IT Manager within UK Civil Service and now as author, consultant and trainer.

Actively involved in the development process for all elements of the ITIL/BSI best practice in IT Service Management, Ivor was an author for ITIL V1, V2 and V3 and for BS15000 (the standard that was fast tracked to become ISO/IEC20000).

He has delivered consultancy and training globally on the whole range of IT Service Management and is a regular speaker at many industry events and conferences.

Nader K Rad

Nader K Rad

Nader has a considerable degree of experience having started working with projects 25 years ago: first, as a project planner in construction projects, and then moving to large process-plant projects. In parallel, he was also involved in IT projects and startups.

Having gradually moved from project planning into the wider project management domain he applied his extensive knowledge and skills to helping project managers and companies improve their project, program, and portfolio management systems.

Nader is a project management speaker and author with more than 40 books on the subject. He is a major contributor to developing a number of project management standards (P3.express, NUPP, PRINCE2®, PRINCE2 Agile®, and the PMBOK® Guide), and has a appetite for developing eLearning courses.

Patrick Opio

Patrick Opio

A project management professional and trainer, Patrick started his career as a Civil Engineer eventually progressing into Project Planning and Controls.

With twenty years UK and overseas experience Patrick has been involved in both client and contractor environments in the delivery of mega, complex and iconic infrastructure programmes like London 2012 Olympics, High Speed 2, Crossrail, King's Cross St. Pancras Redevelopment, Channel Tunnel Rail Link (CTRL) and Oil and gas developments.

Now, as trainer and consultant, his enthusiasm for the subject of project planning and controls is shared with his students and clients. He holds the following certificates: Project Planning and Control, Earned Value Management, Prince2 and Primavera P6. 

Peter Brooks

Peter Brooks

Peter is a trainer, author (6 published books) and consultant with over 40 years’ experience in Service Governance, Corporate Governance and Clinical Governance. He has provided Service Management and Service Governance consulting and training to customers in many sectors, and countries, including Healthcare, Telecoms, Manufacturing, Retail, Oil, Banking, Insurance, Car Hire and Academia.

Having worked for HP for 20 years he held various positions and managed the Consulting and Project Management team for HP’s European out-sourcing operation, the Customer Network Centre (CNC), based in Bristol.

Peter is qualified to deliver ITIL 4 and ITIL V3, Business Analysis and holds ISO20000 Consultant’s Certificate Management. He provided the consultancy to the award winning ITIL pilot for Hewlett Packard (HP) to Samsung Semiconductor in South Korea.