Simon Harris

Lead trainer at Logical Model and Senior Associate Trainer for many companies

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I've done tons of PM consulting and training in Banking, Defence engineering, Oil+Gas, IT etc, .etc

I deliver 'virtually' Anywhere - and physically many places

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Learner
Verified

27 Nov 2017

Training Provider
Logical Model


Course Name : Prince2

I Cant recommend this course enough. I was looking for the most cost-effective way to take my Prince2 foundation and Practitioner exams and came across the logical model website. I definitely wanted to do the exam at home and was going to book with PeopleCert Directly and study from the manual. I'm so glad I found Simon, the course is totally free and I'm sure that somehow it's even cheaper booking through with logical modal. The course content is very comprehensive, covering everything you are going to need including sample exams which really helped. I feel like I should emphasise that the free course does not compromise on quality, it is a showcase of what logical module offers which is superb. Simon has been very responsive in reaching out and offering any additional support to guide me through to the exams. Unfortunately, you still have to put the work in, but if you want to study at home or if like me don't fancy a pricy classroom course you cant go wrong."


John, Thanks for highlighting how comprehensive our course is and that we share the wholesale discount to be the most price competitive. I agree that the unfortunate bit is that the work needed to pass the exams is significant - and growing with the change of exam for the 2017 manual!


Course Name : 2080\'s pmp exam preparation - 100% delivered by me

I passed the PMP exam today! Attending Simon’s PMP class gave me the "keys" to the pmpbook to decode and understand the concept. Thanks Simon for your enthusiasm and uplifting training sessions! Very inspiring listening to a tutor with this much knowledge in the domain of project management.


Fredrick, Thanks for the kind words. It was a pleasure to share how to decode the pmbok®-guide with you and I'm so glad to have unlocked the challenge of those deliberately awkward questions. Enthusiasm from the front is easy when there is a great class :-) and that wonderful conference centre building in Stockholm is inspiring too. I wish you the all the best applying the skills - Ciao


Course Name : Prince2 agile

Dear Simon I completed the Prince2 Agile practitioner exam this morning and passed the exam. I was impressed with the home-based online exam through Peoplecert as it was my first time doing an exam from home. I once again want to thank you for your set of Prince2 Agile training material you supplied. I really was enough material and even much more than needed (very professionally packaged). Also your assistance when needed was spot on. I would recommend your course to everyone. Make no mistake, the exam is difficult/tricky, but really manageable if effort was made going through your course material, as I must say your course layout was much more logical than the P2A manual. The Prince2 course package you offered was very reasonable priced, even cheaper than I could source here in South Africa, then what was on offer here did not nearly match your total package offered One again, thank you very much for everything . All my best wishes and may you be blessed Yours Sincerely Gerrit Lange


Gerrit, thanks for the positive comments and the affirmation that the course materials make the "tricky" exam manageable. My aim was to create materials that really do meet both exam and in work use - that's why I amend the sequence. Even though the 'core' materials are axelos supplied the whole package of aids and extras, the sequencing etc are, imho, important which is why I add them. Also glad I was able to reply fully and swiftly when the need arose. May I also wish you all the best in the future Best regards Simon

Learner
Linda Zinn

11 Aug 2017

Training Provider
LogicalModel


Course Name : Prince2 agile

I took both the PRINCE2 (used for the Practitioner exam) and PRINCE2 Agile Practitioner online courses with Simon and found his knowledge and presentation of the material to be superb. His teaching style is engaging, which is definitely required as some of the raw material can be very dry. Simon also provides very detailed and useful study aids with each course and he was readily available for questions and guidance as needed. The exam enrollment process was also flawless. You know the instruction is good when you can hear the presentation in your head as you are reading the manuals or taking the exam. I passed both exams easily.


Thanx Linda - I've enjoyed sharing discussion about things PM and maybe I can create other courses you'll add to your growing string of topics 'consumed'. I'm sure we can continue to 'chat'. Thanks for the reflect that the materials are detailed and my style engaging. I did consciously try to overcome the challenge of lots of dry subject matter that demands precision - that is why every slide has eye-contact via the video. People listen better when they see the speaker's eyes. I'm also glad you passed easily and I'd love to claim the credit but I suggest you passed easily because of your enthusiasm, work ethic and study regime! Keep in touch - Regards Simon

Learner
Verified

10 Aug 2017

Training Provider
TwentyEighty


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Focused, high quality and compressed training that met my needs and expectations. You will still have to invest a lot in self studies to pass the exam, but this prep course provides to base you need to pass!


Learner
Verified

10 Aug 2017

Training Provider
TwentyEighty


Course Name : 2080's pmp exam preparation - 100% delivered by me

Simon Harris is very skilled trainer and has a lot of valuable experience in the area of Project Management. Genuinely engaged and interested in supporting all students, tailomakes even his support the need of each student, to get us prepared for the exam. Simon keeps a high energy level throughout the full week with a structured still flexible schedule. When a need for a deep dive, Simon facilitates this excellent on the fly and adapts the schedule accordingly to still cover all areas, impressive! The training as such is as compressed and focused as I wanted. The combination of theory and drill questions and Simons engagement in following up discussing a selected set of drill questions after each chapter is perfect! Simon also suggest alternative sources for where an ocean of more drill questions can be found if wanted. The training provides you with the base you need to pass the exam, BUT please note, to pass you have to invest in a significant number of hours of selfstudy.


Hi Many thanks for sharing with people the experience we had in class following people's needs and where we needed to 'go-deep' and where we could move swiftly on. It is rewarding to see folk recognise that managing the timeline happens silently in the background. Also great to get the confirmation that the balance was right for you. I'm sure you'll be influencing back-at-work with skills from the new qualification Best regards


Course Name : 2080's pmp exam preparation - 100% delivered by me

Simon is very skilled and experienced in project management and teaches his intense classes with great enthusiasm and amazing focus. His teaching skills are excellent and he will twist the subject in all directions needed to make sure everyone gets it. I recently passed my PMP exam with much thanks to Simon's guidance and I hope to keep him as a mentor throughout my career.


Nettan, I'll be more than happy to assist when ever, you have my eMail. Let me know if i can help you with your 'new role' of coaching your colleagues through pmp. I've no doubt :-) (you know the url for my resources which your welcome to use). Once again CONGRATS!! on the pass :)

Learner
Verified

02 Aug 2017

Training Provider
Simon Harris


Course Name : Prince2 2017

All training materials are online both audio and online PowerPoint presentations. Simon is a very helpful and kind trainer who helped me a lot. I found it very difficult to navigate the Prince2 manual and the sample exam papers were a nightmare, however Simon was patient enough to offer up any help that I needed and was always available via various means of contact whenever I needed. I will be forever grateful to Simon for his help and understanding in passing this qualification. Thanks Simon.


I'm so glad for you that you passed! I recall you came to me after a less than helpful experience elsewhere and we spent a year getting you to and through the exams. Some people 'click' with the exam questions and others just cannot align with the examiner's mindset - I'm pleased to be able to say that after a lot of support I was able to get you through. Thanks for the recognition.

Learner
Verified

01 Aug 2017

Training Provider
Strategy EX


Course Name :

Trainer had a lot of experience and warn us about the trick of the exam. Drill questions, Practice and especially understand how to navigate and understand PMBOK was valuable. Simon told us straight away to adopt a different logic and leave our own experience aside for the exam. Process group table and formula recap, as well as Process flow charts made a lot of different to pass my exam. I even achieved proficient in the executing Domain.


Funny things exam classes - the PMP has to be approached from "what does the book say" and "The way to select a 'best' answer is...". I'm glad my logic on a page flow and the easie-peasie earned value guide helped.

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Fredrik Milton

Senior Consultant and Owner

Gerrit Lange

Project Manager at SITA SOC (Ltd)

Linda Zinn

Director, Enterprise Project Management Office at FlightSafety International

Anette Gustavsson

Project Manager, Customized Bioprocess Solutions på GE Healthcare

About Simon


Business Goal:
Improve the state-of-the-art in project management.

==For organisations that means supporting capability development with more than a few isolated days in a class-room. For individuals it (might) start with recognised credentials - I hold licenses for PRINCE2® and PRINCE2-Agile® and have for years delivered BAE system's in-house IPMA-D & PMP® courses and 2080's PMP and 2080's George Washington University Masters in their Advanced curriculum. Credentials = knowledge but not the abilities of competency ☹

==I'm a regular contributor to 2080's PM blog and past regular in PMToday, The IPMA-USA newsletter and elsewhere (see http://www.logicalmodel.net/published-articles-papers/).

My own courses…
are at http://learn.logical.model.net where my prince eLearnings are free with an exam booking – that makes us the cheapest – and a large proportion is free access which makes evaluation in advance easy and the decision to go with us zero risk.

==I have an organisational capability development program available for in-house up take by companies that want to raise their PM capability.

==The program’s framework (http://www.logicalmodel.net/competencytool) starts with a candidate self-assessment workbook (aligned to well-known standards from PMI, GAPPS and IPMA). Candidates and their line managers also assess the future required work-needs profile to establish a gap analysis linked to a team based simulation and initial training.

Simulation
Simulation creates competency (versus training gives knowledge) but much more importantly it develops peer support community and Boardroom to boiler-room awareness of roles, techniques, procedures and decision making duties.

==For Transformational Leadership roles training and simulation use our Change The Organisation framework inspired by the best thinking from Complex Adaptive Systems and Agile, From the PMBoK-Guide® and the axelos suite (search twitter #lmlCtO).

Blue-Chip
I offer consulting services from a Blue-Chip background without the large-scale consultancy price (or global coverage, but with more personal concern to do the best possible job).

Professional Experience
After 11 years at the London Stock Exchange 1979-90 I have operated a small consultancy (1990 to date) offering Project management and Governance expertise to blue-chip organisations in banking, defence, oil, areo-space, insurance, finance, software et. al.

==I mix my consulting activities with training, contract PM, speaking and writing. I presented at the 2017 PMOConference the video is https://youtu.be/r37cO8ZT9XY

==During the past twenty years, as training needs have arisen I have developed an extensive set of courses covering the component parts of project management from the Basics - Scope, Risk, Resource constrained Scheduling – the Vital (!) Quality and Earned Value – and the advanced – Project Recovery, Program Management, Complex Adaptive Leadership ['Agile' outside of the software world].

Specialties:
Leadership of complex change (programs and projects) in the’ VUCA’ world for business outcome delivery; investment to benefits flow (See http://www.logicalmodel.net/benefitstool/).

==Portfolio governance, Management of change & Issue management, Benefits realisation, Full project lifecycle management, Programme Management Office & Project Support Office for change within all settings, Workstream and Project Management Process, Standards and Framework development, Corporate Governance, Training development, Training delivery, Project Non-Exec. And of course exam credentials but I suggest return on investment is much better for sponsoring companies – as opposed individuals - when buying non-exam courses.

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Simon has been reviewed by:


Fredrik Milton
Senior Consultant and Owner
Gerrit Lange
Project Manager at SITA SOC (Ltd)
Linda Zinn
Director, Enterprise Project Management Office at FlightSafety International
Anette Gustavsson
Project Manager, Customized Bioprocess Solutions på GE Healthcare