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Mark Simmonds

  • Experienced consultant with a large number of successful projects with organisations as varied as Deutsche Bahn, ASDA, UK secondary schools and the Methodist Church.
  • Management Support Consultant in an LEA facing Challenging Circumstances.
  • Development of Education Systems Development Method (ESDM) for Education Leadership Consultancy.
  • Certified Professional Facilitator who used facilitation as a tool for enabling groups to work together and effectively solve problems and discuss issues.
  • Natural leadership and people management skills
  • Co-creator of the Global Facilitation Network (www.globalfn.org) an on-line community for those interested in or practising corporate facilitation.
  • Director of Dynamic Systems Development Method (www.dsdm.org), a not for profit, membership organisation that develops approaches to change and the delivery of change projects.
  • An experienced project manager with accreditation in PRINCE2, DSDM and PROSPER.
  • Extremely strong technical skills including database (INGRES, SQL Server, Access) and Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Powerpoint).
  • Proficient project planner (use of MS Project)
  • Design, development and delivery of training courses

Recent contracts include:

  • Analysing pupil performance and progress in the secondary sector.
  • Reviewing the systems, processes and organisation of a Data Team in a LEA.
  • Training senior educationalists unfamiliar in project based approaches.
  • Facilitator for a series of workshops that shaped the role of the managed service provider for a new government authority. This is a £27million project that will see the role out of SMART cards to 500,000 security staff in the UK.
  • Project Manager. Development of Corporate Website to handle the selection and booking of events and take payment by credit card.
  • Project Manager for the implementation of a crew scheduling system for Deutsche Bahn (German Railways).
  • Project manager for a complex project that modernised passenger information systems using various technologies including call-centre, GIS, database, web.