Robert  Buttrick Author of Evaluating Organization Development
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Robert Buttrick

Director
Project Workout Limited

Robert is an authority on business-led project management with a successful record in a variety of blue-chip companies and, recently, for the UK government. He is a contributor to best practice, journals and conferences and received a Distinguished Service Certificate from BSI for services to international standards; he is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing, a Chartered Engineer and Honorary Fellow of the APM. He is a consultant and Visiting Teaching Fellow at Warwick University.

Biography

Robert is an independent advisor on portfolio, programme and project management, specialising in business-driven methods, processes and standards. Recent clients include the UK's Cabinet Office, Network Rail, and AXELOS.  He  is and a Visiting Teaching Fellow at the University of Warwick, a member of the British Standards Institute's committee MS2 for project management and is a UK Principal Expert on the equivalent ISO technical committee, TC258 (dealing with international standards on portfolio, programme and project management.)

As well as being the author of "The Project Workout", and other books, Robert has worked in one of the world's most turbulent and challenging industrial sectors, telecommunications, where he has been accountable for creating and running project-based frameworks for managing change, involving the direction of portfolios of over 2500 projects, totalling £4bn spend per year.

Before this, Robert was with PA Consulting Group, a management and technology consultancy. There, he specialised in business-led project management, advising clients such as TSB Bank, National Rivers Authority, Property Services Agency, Avon Industrial Polymers, National Westminster Bank and RHM.

After graduating from the University of Liverpool with a first class honours degree, he joined Sir Alexander Gibb & Partners (now Jacobs) who provided consulting, design and management services for infrastructure, working in countries as diverse as Kenya, Mauritius, Yemen, Senegal and Sudan. He has also worked with the World Bank, in Washington DC on investment appraisals for major development projects.

Robert is a Master of Business Administration (Henley Management College), a Member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing, Chartered Engineer and a Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers. In 2010, Robert received a Distinguished Service Certificate from the BSI for services to national and international project management standards, and in 2013 he was made an Honorary Fellow of the Association for Project Management.

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    Design and implementation of business driven portfolio, programme and project management standards and methods.

Websites

Books

Featured Title
 Featured Title - Programme and Portfolio Workout - Buttrick - 1st Edition book cover

Articles

Various

Various articles on portfolio, programme and project management


Published: Aug 01, 2017 by Various
Authors: Robert Buttrick
Subjects: Business, Management and Accounting

You can find and download Robert's articles from his web site. They cover topics such as project management fundamentals, effective sponsorship, business performance and portfolio management, risk, methods and processes, project life cycles and standards.

News

The Programme and Portfolio Workout launched!

By: Robert Buttrick
Subjects: Business, Management and Accounting

The Programme and Portfolio Workout has been launched. Together with its companion, The Project Workout, this book aims to help you run your organization in a strcutred, yet agile way so you can meet your strategic goals and make sure all parts of your organization are aligned.

Robert has made three vidoes introducing the books:

  1. The first video shows how these books have grown out of the original 'Project Worout', first published in 1997 and how they now give you the knowledge and thinking to make your organization succeed.
  2. The second video descibes The Project Workout and how you can diret and manage one project at a time.
  3. The third video describes The Progrmme nd Portfolio Workout, and how you can direct the tens, hundreds or even thousands of piece so f work in your organization.

 

Interview with Robert Buttrick in the PM World Journal

By: Robert Buttrick

Journalist, Yu Yanjuan, Project Management Review: PMR (China) and International Correspondent, PM World Journal, interviews Robert Buttick

Introduction to the interviewee

Robert Buttrick is an independent and influential advisor on portfolio, programme and project management, specialising in business-driven methods, processes and standards. He is also an Associate Teaching Fellow at the University of Warwick, a member of the British Standards Institute’s committee MS2 for project management and a UK Principal Expert on the equivalent ISO technical committee, TC258 (dealing with international standards on portfolio, programme and project management).

PRINCE2 2017 launched

By: Robert Buttrick
Subjects: Business, Management and Accounting

AXELOS has launched PRINCE2 2017, which is co-authored by Robert Buttrick; you can download a free copy of one of his chapters on tailoring from projectworkout.com.

UK government project delivery standard

By: Robert Buttrick
Subjects: Business, Management and Accounting

The UK Government has launched the trial of a new Project Delivery Standard covering portfolio, programme and project management. Hear interviews with the author, Robert Butttrick and download the standard from the projectworkout.com.

Videos

Robert Buttrick introduces his two 'Workout' books

Published: Aug 19, 2020

In this video, Robert Buttrick introduces his latest books: - The Project Workout - The Programme and Portfolio Workout. Together these books help you to ensure that not only your projects are successful, but that your whole business is successful.

Introducing the Programme and Portfolio Workout

Published: Aug 19, 2020

Implementing change is needed in every organization. But how do you ensure you actually realize the benefits you need? How do you direct the tens, hundreds, or even thousands, of projects and the other pieces of work your business is undertaking, whilst making sure everyone is working towards the same goals? This book provides practical advice on directing your business in a structured, yet agile, way, taking you through different approaches and showing you how they can work for you. T

Introducing the Project Workout

Published: Jun 19, 2020

Projects are an important strategic management tool in every business. But how do you ensure you realize the benefits you need? Now in its 5th edition, The Project Workout is the definitive book on business-led project management and a valuable companion for every executive and project manager as well as a comprehensive resource for students.