Team Profiles

You’ll have the support of a truly collaborative team and will join a talented bunch of very capable change experts, who share a genuine desire to help each other to deliver the best result. We work hard, have fun and celebrate success. Here’s what a few of our team have to say.

An interview with Andy Ward; Project One Consultant since 2014

ANDY’S BACKGROUND

An early stint at Ford opened my eyes to the application of leading edge technology to business problems; this is still a passion to this day. I’ve spent the majority of my career at one of the big 4 Consultancies, working initially deep in the techy world of programming, progressing to take on project and ultimately programme management roles. I still love getting involved with the technology, but even more so seeing this applied to difficult business problems, bringing those benefits to thousands (sometimes millions!) of users and consumers. My experience spans clients in Defence, Government, Media and Telecoms.

 

WHAT I’M MOST PROUD OF IN MY TIME AT PROJECT ONE

Well, being somebody who enjoys delivery, I would have to say getting things live! Recently I oversaw the technology leadership for an implementation of a cloud based HR system for 35,000 users. The comment from the most senior IT leadership representative was that it was one of the most smooth technology rollouts of a new system he had ever seen in the company. That was pretty satisfying and definitely something to be proud of.

WHAT MAKES PROJECT ONE SPECIAL TO ME

For me it is the freedom to be purely focused on the client – which isn’t always true of large consultancies. This has enabled me to build strong relationships in all areas I have worked – such that when they have a problem they come to me for advice knowing that I am there to make things better for them. Just recently a client I had indirectly worked with approached me as they were taking a few first tentative steps in Agile. It was great just to be able to say let’s set aside a few hours and together look at what is going to make this initiative work well for you. Being able to do that brings great job satisfaction.

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An interview with Jo Battam; Project One Consultant since 2011

JO’S BACKGROUND

I am a highly experienced change leader with over 20 years’ experience of successful transformation delivery across a diverse range of clients and industries. Naturally inquisitive with an authentic and customer centric approach, I am prepared to challenge the status quo and aim to drive improvements in capability, engagement and business results. Throughout my career I have held several operational and consulting roles and in June 2011 I joined Project One as a consultant.

WHAT I’M MOST PROUD OF IN MY TIME AT PROJECT ONE

One on my greatest highlights was when I was asked to step in and recover a strategic initiative for Virgin Media. I landed a new retail proposition with significant regulatory change and got it to market in seven months from start to end against an initiative that typically takes two years. Most proud of the trust the client had by moving me from one of their current strategic programmes to being asked to lead and recover this endeavour.

WHAT MAKES PROJECT ONE SPECIAL TO ME?

The adult to adult culture, the way you’re allowed to work on the client’s agenda. Secondly working with like-minded individuals who all want to do the right thing for the client, the company and to support each other. I’ve never worked for another company who has anything like what we have at Project One.

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