Robertson Consulting Ltd provides professional experienced project management and training delivery services founded on the global standard in good practice PMI PMBOK® Guide and Microsoft Solution Framework (MSF), Agile and Dynamics SureStep® methodology to provide a selection of practical project management frameworks which really work to help project teams deliver exceptional results.
Simon is a risk management SME and this adds value to his approach to practical project management consultancy and training. He is a PMI certified PMP® and holds an ISEB Certificate in IS project management. He is a full member of the PMI and APM. Simon regularly lectures as Senior Visiting Fellow at the University of Reading and presents courses in the UK, Europe, Africa and the Far East.
He is also a Microsoft Certified Professional and Trainer and has been very involved with the UK Chapter of PMI in the South of England (A past Chair of the PMI South Committee, and a past Director of Professional Development for the UK Chapter).
Previous employers include Microsoft, ICL/Fujitsu, the UK Ministry of Defence, Barlow Rand (South Africa) and the Chamber of Mines (SA) and several charities. Simon's early professional project management training was as a Prince2 practitioner working in the Public Sector.
Anyone who knows Simon knows that he is passionate about team work and project management. He looks for opportunities to collaborate with other expert professionals to deliver great results to his customers. Simon is a trainer who makes the whole learning experience straightforward and easy to both understand and apply to real life business experience. He is convinced that successful project management is based on common sense principles, trust, great teamwork, a good process and good judgement.
He holds an Honours Degree in Human Biology from Loughborough University in the UK and a Diploma in Management Development from the School of Business Leadership at Witwatersrand University, South Africa.
What People Say
It is important to recognise that we all have a "brand" out there. I have spent many years involved in some cutting edge projects, developing great working relationships with extra-ordinary people who all have my admiration for their very individual skills and experience.
I have asked them to reflect on their experiences of working with me so you can get a flavour of what I love doing, what I am passionate about and perhaps a little of my values. I have been privileged to work with some really fantastic people during my career and I wanted to share some of what they have said about our shared experiences (you can read about it on my LinkedIn).
Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, Expert: “Simon instructed a 5-day course for my organization that included an Introduction to Project Management Fundamentals and Introduction to MS Project 2007. He did an exceptional job in translating concepts into practical application for the work environment. Simon's work ethic is incredible. He tirelessly developed additional materials outside of class each evening to reinforce the class discussions each day. Finally, he managed to facilitate the initiating and planning stages of a real-world project for my organization using MS Project 2007 in such a way as to provide a practical, fundamental foundation for all the students. I would hire Simon again and again!
Major Sean Kern
US Army, Germany
Mr Simon Robertson is an associated member in the Informatics Research Centre (IRC), University of Reading since 2007. Simon has been involved in the lectures for the module “IT Project Management” in Reading as well as in Beijing for our
Postgraduate programmes, MSc Applied Informatics and MSc Informatics (Beijing). The module runs intensively for a week and Simon covers one day of teaching in the area of Agile Management method. Simon’s contribution is an asset to the satisfactory delivery of the module and his commercial background purveys a distinctive wealth of knowledge and experience which gives the module a wholesome identity. As part of the quality assurance process, his teaching is appraised by the students at the end of the course. Consistently, the feedback from the students is very positive and the satisfaction rate is high. IRC highly value Simon’s input to the programme and we endeavour to continue this partnership for a long time to come.
Dr Yinshan Tang
Dr Yinshan Tang, Deputy Director, University of Reading, Henley Business School.
Simon is an expert in his field and brings a passion, enthusiasm and his own inimitable style to how he teaches and communicates his expertise to others.The work he did for one of my clients was very well received.
Owner, Archimedes Consulting Ltd
Simon and I worked as Project Managers together for over a year on a large NHS engagement. He then became my line manager at Microsoft before setting up his own company. Simon has a sound background in Project Management and uses a sensible approach to dealing with issues as they arrive. He is particularly respected for sharing his knowledge on Risk Management to the Project Management Community in Microsoft. He is very structured, and his focus on helping people lends itself well to the material he now teaches at Robertson Consulting Ltd.
Principal Consultant Project Manager, Microsoft
I worked with Simon at Microsoft and highly recommend him. He is a Project Manager who brings a great deal of experience to his work and delivers consistent and high quality results. The best experience I had working with him though was presenting on behalf of Microsoft UK to 400 year 6 students at the IET in London. Simon's passion and engaging manner captured the attention of the audience and made this one of the most enjoyable presentations that I have been a part of. I'd hire him without a second of hesitation.
Enterprise Strategy Consultant, Microsoft
It was an absolute pleasure to be working with Simon on a range of projects at Microsoft. With his calm and tactful approach to work, thorough planning with clear goals, Simon makes his colleagues feel confident in the success of the project. Simon knows how to “steer the ship” of any scale. His excellent skills make every project achieve great heights. I highly recommend Simon as an extremely experienced project manager.
User Experience Consultant, Microsoft
I worked closely with Simon on the Microsoft Leadership Programme and found him to be highly personally supportive , Very willing to support and try new ideas and a real asset to the development of the programme .
Director, Creating Connections
Simon is an excellent Project Manager who has the ability to manage large, complex and highly political projects. He is able to keep a project team focused and motivated and leads by example. I found him to be well versed in leading a large team to meet timeframes and objectives.
eDRM Technical Consultant, Meridio
Simon's diligence, his natural ability to inspire and motivate people, his integrity and attention to detail made him one of the most effective Project Managers I had the pleasure to work with. We had several employees at K2 who were on a large multi-corporation project Simon managed, and to this day, they talk with great admiration of his character and abilities.
Director - UK and Europe, K2