Brian Phillips

Managing Director, Yellowhouse - best management practice

Professional Training

Brisbane, Australia

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Learner
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21 Jul 2017

Training Provider
Yellowhouse


Course Name : MSP Managing Successful Programmes Practitioner

Strengthened my understanding across projects and programs.


Yellowhouse Great to hear, thanks. When you are ready to strenghten your portfolio management understanding we look forward to welcoming you back.

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Learner
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20 Jul 2017

Training Provider
Yellowhouse


Course Name : Managing Benefits Practitioner

I liked the food! (Lol) the industry relevant examples and seeing how the content relates across multiple tiers of government.


Learner
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14 Jul 2017

Training Provider
Yellowhouse


Course Name : MoP - Management of Portfolios Practitioner

Good Discussions


Learner
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07 Jul 2017

Training Provider
Yellowhouse


Course Name : MoP - Management of Portfolios Practitioner

the relaxed atmosphere and overall delivery excellent and there's really no more you can do re the text or the 'English' exam


Learner
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07 Jul 2017

Training Provider
Yellowhouse


Course Name : MSP Managing Successful Programmes Practitioner

Good linkage with the real life scenarios


Learner
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07 Jul 2017

Training Provider
Yellowhouse


Course Name : P3O Practitioner

A great course -- I'd recommend YH to others.


Learner
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30 Jun 2017

Training Provider
Yellowhouse


Course Name : MoP - Management of Portfolios Practitioner

Brian's ability to provide stories that brought Portfolio Management to life for me. Also the interaction with a very knowledgeable and skilled group of participants.


Learner
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16 Jun 2017

Training Provider
Yellowhouse


Course Name : MSP Managing Successful Programmes Practitioner

Training is always stimulating.


Learner
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02 Jun 2017

Training Provider
Yellowhouse


Course Name : MSP Managing Successful Programmes Practitioner

Trainer's style through Foundation course was exceptional


Learner
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02 Jun 2017

Training Provider
Yellowhouse


Course Name : MSP Managing Successful Programmes Practitioner

It was well organised, instructor was fantastic kept me alert. I enjoyed that there were group activities.


Learner
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26 May 2017

Training Provider
Yellowhouse


Course Name : MSP Managing Successful Programmes Practitioner

Very well run, with a nice blend of learning - I can't think of any improvements. Relaxed, enjoyable but learned plenty. I like that I didn't realise how much I was learning until I sat the exams - it seemed like my days (at least the first three) were just spent discussing ideas but, in the background, a lot of learning was happening.


Learner
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19 May 2017

Training Provider
Yellowhouse


Course Name : MSP Managing Successful Programmes Practitioner

The course was very compressed, so despite pre-reading and evening review, I didn't feel confident with the terminology even by end day three. Also though the overall model makes a lot of sense and aligns with how I've always experienced change programs/projects should occur, the models 'organisational structure' was new with very specific terms and constructs applied. Hence this made the testing more about remembering the specifics of roles and functions and terminology, which was then complicated with language of test not aligned with language in resources. Thank you.


Learner
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19 May 2017

Training Provider
Yellowhouse


Course Name : P3O Practitioner

Brian is an excellent presenter with in-depth knowledge and a breadth of experience on the subject matter, which he draws upon to convey key learning points with sound examples.


Learner
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19 May 2017

Training Provider
Yellowhouse


Course Name : MSP Managing Successful Programmes Practitioner

It could have been better by perhaps attempting to control a particularly disruptive participant earlier so we didn't have to rush through some of the material to get it done.


Learner
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19 May 2017

Training Provider
Yellowhouse


Course Name : MoP - Management of Portfolios Practitioner

Brian's relaxed but still serious delivery approach inviting interactive views and comments to promote understanding


Learner
Peta Beale

13 May 2017

Training Provider
Yellowhouse


Course Name : MoP - Management of Portfolios Practitioner

The course content was great but the trainer... Brian Phillips, he was able to support it by providing examples of experience and encouraged others to share their experiences so all could interact and learn in this way rather than just go through the course materials. Because he gets to know the people attending the course he is able to provide examples that and help that you can take back and implement in the workplace. He is very passionate about this industry and understands it well but also can have some fun which makes a week long course much more enjoyable! Brian has also gone a step further by setting up a forum where those that have completed the course can meet together a few times a year and share experiences, discuss new trends and work through issues that they may be facing and does all this for free! I would highly recommend this course, Brian Phillips and Yellowhouse not only for this course but all your training needs in this industry.


Learner
Peta Beale

13 May 2017

Training Provider
Yellowhouse


Course Name : Managing Benefits Foundation

Let me start with the course. There is a lot of good information but it is very intense and full on so be prepared to spend time outside of the classroom learning it to pass the exam and to apply back in the workplace. The content the trainers have to work with is great but very theoretical, lots of terminologies that you won't use in the workplace but you have to learn for the exam. The group I was in felt that the amount of content you have to learn, and to better understand it's practical application back in the work place, it would need the course to be longer. My scoring here is based mainly on the trainer because of the above constraints he had to work in. He was able to bring to the table practical experience and examples to break down and teach the intense content. He was also able to bring some humour to the table which broke up the intensity. Brian also has the ability to bring out the groups experiences and links this to the course to assist in learning.


Learner
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12 May 2017

Training Provider
Yellowhouse


Course Name : MSP Managing Successful Programmes Practitioner

Delivery style was very engaging and never a boring/dull moment. Kept me awake through the entire course.


Learner
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12 May 2017

Training Provider
Yellowhouse


Course Name : P3O Practitioner

Highly relevant to current work.


Learner
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05 May 2017

Training Provider
Yellowhouse


Course Name : MSP Managing Successful Programmes Practitioner

Well presented and good pace. Excellent preparation and contact prior to the course


Learner
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05 May 2017

Training Provider
Yellowhouse


Course Name : MSP Managing Successful Programmes Practitioner

The materials (folder and text book) are some of the most useful resources I've ever come away from a course with. I know there'll be even more tags and highlighting in them as they move from being a text book for a course to a 'how to' guide when I incorporate them into my practice.


Learner
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05 May 2017

Training Provider
Yellowhouse


Course Name : P3O Practitioner

Everyone is different - and there needs to be a balance, but I thought there was a bit too much group work that I didn't find very useful. Conversations as a whole group sometimes got off track and went much longer than they should have. But at the same time I understand some people need to get clarification prior to being able to proceed -- this can hold other participants up.


Learner
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28 Apr 2017

Training Provider
Yellowhouse


Course Name : MSP Managing Successful Programmes Practitioner

It was hands on with practical workshops.


Learner
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28 Apr 2017

Training Provider
Yellowhouse


Course Name : MSP Managing Successful Programmes Practitioner

Thank you Brian Phillips from Yellowhouse for an excellent course on Managing Successful Programmes (MSP). I really enjoyed the workshop and the collaborative environment. I feel more confident than ever in applying these practices at work and look forward to utilising your services in the future.


Learner
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21 Apr 2017

Training Provider
Yellowhouse


Course Name : P3O Practitioner

The course would be more useful the examinations were about testing/enabling participants to practice P3O rather than trying to trick them with obscure wording.


Learner
Verified

14 Apr 2017

Training Provider
Yellowhouse


Course Name : Managing Benefits Practitioner

The expert and knowledgeable facilitators, Brian has such an outstanding background and knowledge base that really adds to this course. I think had I done this with anyone but Yellowhouse I wouldn't have gained the value from the course that I did. We would love to get Brian in front of our leadership to gain further maturity and in exception management in the future.


Learner
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14 Apr 2017

Training Provider
Yellowhouse


Course Name : P3O Practitioner

Brian was great. He kept the content interesting.


Learner
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07 Apr 2017

Training Provider
Yellowhouse


Course Name : MoP - Management of Portfolios Practitioner

Great content and class involvement


Learner
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07 Apr 2017

Training Provider
Yellowhouse


Course Name : MSP Managing Successful Programmes Practitioner

The interactive discussions with other members of the group were very helpful


Learner
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02 Apr 2017

Training Provider
Yellowhouse


Course Name : Managing Benefits Practitioner

I've commented that the course was too fast and too short and this reflects the conversations we had around the issues with the syllabus and the granular level of detail in some of the questions. While the course teaching overall was great, I still felt that at the end of the 4.5 days, I wasn't well equipped enough to have the knowledge required to be confidently successful in the exam. This is not a reflection on the teaching rather the course overall.


Learner
Carol Kleidon

31 Mar 2017

Training Provider
Yellowhouse


Course Name : P3O Foundation

Brian Phillips is a very experienced trainer, and understands the government environment. I walk away from Yellowhouse training, motivated and keen to apply what I've learnt back on the job.


Learner
Verified

31 Mar 2017

Training Provider
Yellowhouse


Course Name : MSP Managing Successful Programmes Practitioner

Friendly presenting style


Learner
Verified

31 Mar 2017

Training Provider
Yellowhouse


Course Name : MSP Managing Successful Programmes Practitioner

Extremely friendly, supportive and intelligent/educated staff that made the course thoroughly enjoyable. The course content was interesting and our presenter regularly related it to our workplaces to ensure we could apply the learnings. The location and catering was incredible... almost too much food! :-)


Learner
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24 Mar 2017

Training Provider
Yellowhouse


Course Name : MSP Managing Successful Programmes Practitioner

I liked the flow of information and interactive approach. No recommendations for changes, it is a well presented and worked through course. I was impressed how we did not have to skip over sections which is common in some training I have been to


Learner
Verified

24 Mar 2017

Training Provider
Yellowhouse


Course Name : MoP - Management of Portfolios Practitioner

Very relevant & applicable to my job, good discussion & feel that I've broadened my knowledge base.


Learner
Verified

24 Mar 2017

Training Provider
Yellowhouse


Course Name : P3O Practitioner

BEAUTIFUL venue, very well organised.


Learner
Verified

17 Mar 2017

Training Provider
Yellowhouse


Course Name : Managing Benefits Practitioner

The open discussion that occurred worked well with the guidance of the trainer


Learner
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17 Mar 2017

Training Provider
Yellowhouse


Course Name : MSP Managing Successful Programmes Practitioner

Thought pace and content was good, liked that we were able to relate to our business.


Learner
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10 Mar 2017

Training Provider
Yellowhouse


Course Name : MSP Managing Successful Programmes Practitioner

Brian is always a wealth of knowledge and can always back the theory with the practical side. Excellent work as always; Yellowhouse !!!!


Learner
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24 Feb 2017

Training Provider
Yellowhouse


Course Name : P3O Practitioner

The opportunity to hear and learn from the experiences of Brian and the other course participants.


Learner
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24 Feb 2017

Training Provider
Yellowhouse


Course Name : Managing Benefits Practitioner

The facilitator and his application of course material to the real world i liked. Appreciated Brian allowing the group to go into deep discussions of real issues experienced in our different workplaces and being able to elaborate as a group. Found this very helpful and it really aided in connecting with the other attendees.


Learner
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17 Feb 2017

Training Provider
Yellowhouse


Course Name : MSP Managing Successful Programmes Practitioner

Brian - very entertaining, but can you please make the exam easier?


Learner
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10 Feb 2017

Training Provider
Yellowhouse


Course Name : MSP Managing Successful Programmes Practitioner

well presented, good mix of slides & group work, included time to consolidate learning and practice for the tests.


Learner
Verified

10 Feb 2017

Training Provider
Yellowhouse


Course Name : MSP Managing Successful Programmes Practitioner

Probably one of the best training sessions I’ve ever attended. Excellent venue, good materials, good class size, motivated attendees and great food. Sometimes it’s the little things such as a well organised venue that make content driven training like this more enjoyable. My only suggestion would be a longer course or perhaps a day or 2 private time between the foundation and Practitioner exams to allow the content to ‘sink in’. A document containing ‘highlights’ from each chapter may also be handy… perhaps a page of dot points with the key points to be used during the course and after the course as a refresher when required. Overall I think it would be very difficult to offer a better course in 5 days. Thanks again Yellowhouse, I will be back for more….. after I recover from this one!


Learner
Nerida Talbot

06 Feb 2017

Training Provider
Yellowhouse


Course Name : Managing Benefits Foundation

Brian at Yellowhouse provided a very supportive and open environment for learning. He drew together the content with participant experience and I made many insights as a result. The content of this course is mega, however it is skillfully covered. Three days is not enough to explore topics in depth, however the course provides a fantastic foundational overview and I feel much more confident in applying content and learnings to my work environment. I\'m looking forward to doing the Practitioner course later this year.


Learner
Verified

03 Feb 2017

Training Provider
Yellowhouse


Course Name : Managing Benefits Practitioner

Adaptability, knowledge and experience of facilitator and access to course material during and post the workshop.


Learner
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03 Feb 2017

Training Provider
Yellowhouse


Course Name : MSP Managing Successful Programmes Practitioner

Course structure and the workshops... plus the stories


Learner
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27 Jan 2017

Training Provider
Yellowhouse


Course Name : MSP Managing Successful Programmes Practitioner

The stories and anecdotes that Brian included when explaining MSP helped to understand the theory and how it might be put into context. I liked the group interaction and being able to discuss certain areas of MSP. And liked the location and food :)


Learner
Verified

27 Jan 2017

Training Provider
Yellowhouse


Course Name : P3O Practitioner

The relaxed approach taken to teaching the content. I didn't come away at the end of each day feeling exhausted like I normally would from a course.


Learner
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20 Jan 2017

Training Provider
Yellowhouse


Course Name : MoP - Management of Portfolios Practitioner

I liked the regular reference to the textbook, this will help me utilise the book back in the workplace


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Peta Beale

Delivering organisational strategy & transformation through PMO, Portfolio, Program, Project, Benefits & Change Mgmt.

Carol Kleidon

Program Manager, ICT Governance & Risk Management

Nerida Talbot

Org Strategist; OCM PROSCI; APMG Managing Benefits; NLI Results Coach

Deborah Hopkins-Hurt

Project Management Professional FBCS MAPM

Ian Gomez

Specialist in Project Portfolio Management - Providing analysis and advice to influence sound investment decision-making

About Brian


Portfolio, Program, Project and Benefits Management Consultant, specialising in Best Practice with PRINCE2, MSP, P3O, MoP, MoR, Managing Benefits, ITIL, Change Management, Agile, Scrum and P3M3 training and consulting - details at http://www.yellowhouse.net/

website: www.yellowhouse.net
Blog: http://yellowhouse.net/Blog/#.T8KZ4NU7ib4

Specialties: Yellowhouse is a boutique agency based in Australia with a strategic best practice approach.
Yellowhouse is an AXELOS Certified Partner for the best practice products through APMG.
Yellowhouse is an APMG Accredited Training Organization for PRINCE2®, MSP®, MoP®, P3O®, ITIL®, Managing Benefits™, Change Management™, AgilePM™ and PRINCE2 Agile™.
We provide training and consulting services in these products plus strategic program and portfolio management. We are members of the AIPM and the PMI and conduct PMP and Scrum training courses as well. We offer eLearning courses in most of these products.

Yellowhouse is also an AXELOS Consulting Partner (ACP), specializing in P3M3® Maturity Assessments and capability improvement roadmaps. We work with setting up and energizing your PMO.

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Peta Beale
Delivering organisational strategy & transformation through PMO, Portfolio, Program, Project, Benefits & Change Mgmt.
Carol Kleidon
Program Manager, ICT Governance & Risk Management
Nerida Talbot
Org Strategist; OCM PROSCI; APMG Managing Benefits; NLI Results Coach
Deborah Hopkins-Hurt
Project Management Professional FBCS MAPM
Ian Gomez
Specialist in Project Portfolio Management - Providing analysis and advice to influence sound investment decision-making