Jon Brinsmead | Project Management Services Available in the UK

Project Management

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Jon has been planning and managing IT projects (and others) for over 40 years.  Jon started adopting a structured approach when PROMPT emerged, and that has led onto use of PRINCE 2 and now PRINCE 2 Agile as his main frameworks.  More recently Jon has started to work in and around DevOps projects, and he often blends Agile with traditional tools and techniques.

From experience, Jon strongly believes Gause and Weinberg’s view on projects, which is that 99% of projects should be finished, but that a few should be stopped. Most of the project challenges he has faced involve people and their behaviours.

Jon has set up and managed multiple Project and Programme management offices (PMO), and has undertaken most of the roles within this type of function. Jon is also used to developing commercial and financial project products, particularly supply chains and business cases (including public sector Treasury form). In addition to leadership, his strongest areas in PMO operation are in planning and risk management.

Having started to write a programme management standard in the 1990's, Jon has adopted Managing Successful Programmes (MSP) as his main framework for programme design and execution. 

Case studies
PMO Management & Development

Jon led a team of WS Atkins programme management consultants into the central PMO, to help transform the Universal Credit Programme from function to phase-based working, and to strengthen the programme management office (PMO) function and quality.

Project Design Transport

A driver training business needed to enhance its online and training customer facing services.  Jon designed and developed a programme plan, supported by five separate, detailed Microsoft project plans, to update the portfolio of driver risk-management training products. Jon also identified potential partners to form a supply chain, including experts in virtual reality, and psychometric assessment.

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Business Case Development

Working with the finance department, Jon created a financial model (Excel based) to allow the University to develop options for cost saving and performance improvements across IT, Facilities, Estates, Library and Campus services.