Coming together is a beginning.
Keeping together is progress.
Working together is success.

Henry Ford
Founder of the Ford Motor Company

Not everything that can be counted counts,
and not everything that counts can be counted

William Bruce Cameron

Don’t undertake a project unless
it is manifestly important and
nearly impossible

Edwin Land
Inventor of Instant Photography

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Manifestly Important Training provide a wide variety of courses that will be tailored to meet your individual needs. We make sure we are always at the forefront of industry best practice enabling us to share that knowledge with all our clients.

“Manifestly Important delivered an excellent Project Management course to a number of our new starters. The team are highly knowledgeable and a great resource for us to call on.”

Ed Cleave, Head of Client Services (Basis Media Ltd.)

Let us guide your team through the fundamentals of Project Management, teach them about the best way to manage Risks and Issues, or equip them with all the knowledge they require to operate within an Agile or PRINCE2® environment.

Our current, standard, courses include:

  • Change Management
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Project Management ‘Basics’
  • PRINCE2®: An Overview
  • Risk and Issue Management
  • Agile DSDM and/or Scrum Overview
  • ‘Programme and Portfolio Thinking’ for SMEs
  • Benefits Management and Realisation
  • Project Planning, Monitoring and Control
  • Principles of Lean, Six Sigma and Kanban

Paul Yeomans, Manifestly Important’s Principal Consultant, also works as an associate trainer and has delivered a number of guest PPM/P3M lectures at Leeds University Business School, York St John University and Leeds Beckett University.

Paul is a PRINCE2®, Management of Risk (M_o_R®), AgilePM®, Management of Portfolios (MoP®) and Managing Benefits™ Practitioner. He is also an Advanced Practitioner in Managing Successful Programmes (MSP®) and holds the ICTP (Institute Certified Training Practitioner) Certificate, awarded by The Learning and Performance Institute.

Manifestly Important Consulting provides business owners with access to consultancy, hands-on Project Management or a blend of the two – ensuring that change initiatives, whatever their size, are not only delivered successfully but actually ‘stick’.

“Manifestly Important provided invaluable advice and experience, instilling a new confidence in our business transformation plans. They remain a highly trusted advisor to the business”

Richard Weston, Managing Director (Blackwest Consulting Ltd.)

We understand that it is results that count and are as passionate about a seamless delivery as we are about realising the benefits afterwards.

Our consulting and interim management services are varied and include:

  • Project/Change – definition, planning and delivery
  • Managing Dependencies – are you trying to do too much?
  • Project/Change Management coaching – support at every stage
  • Project Health-Checks – are you on track for success?
  • Benefits Realisation – ensuring maximum ROI from your changes
  • Agile Techniques – achieve results faster by delivering change incrementally
  • Manage Risks – facilitated workshops and risk management strategies
  • Digital Transformation – don’t get left behind

Manifestly Important are happy to work alongside existing Project/Programme Managers within your organisation or provide that function where it doesn’t currently exist. Teams can be scaled as required through the use of a trusted network of associates.

In addition to our exciting work with local SMEs and start-ups we continue to enjoy working in an interim capacity with larger corporate clients (previous engagements include Hiscox, Asda/Wal*Mart, Aviva, Yorkshire Building Society, BSkyB).

Manifestly Important People is there when you need access to the highest calibre of interim or permanent resources. Our focus is Project, Programme and Portfolio Management (P3M) professionals but we also have access to a vast network of Change Management, Business Analysis and IT candidates.

“Manifestly Important have proven to be an excellent strategic partner for agileKRC, from always understanding our requirements to only ever submitting candidates that fit them exactly. Highly recommended.”

Claire Cocks, Customer Relationship Manager (agileKRC)

We pride ourselves in knowing what ‘good’ looks like and saving hiring managers valuable time by only ever submitting candidates who are suited to the role. Manifestly Important’s candidate pool is comprised of direct professional connections or individuals who came highly recommended.

We can provide you with the very best:

  • Change Managers
  • PMO Resource
  • Project Support
  • Project Planners
  • Project Managers
  • Portfolio Managers
  • Programme Managers/Directors

We have access to candidates operating across all industries – Financial Services, Oil & Gas, Retail, Construction, Civil Engineering, Nuclear, Government, Media, Telecomms, Healthcare, and more. We are happy to be engaged for one-off vacancies but always like to develop long-term relationships to fulfil ongoing P3M requirements.

As of August 2016, Manifestly Important People now work in exclusive association with Projecting People – Projecting People are ex-practitioners with access to a wide range of trusted connections available for interim or permanent IT/Change positions.

Quality & Ethics

We are committed to providing a quality service and consistently adding value across all our interactions. We spend time with every one of our clients, associates and candidates to understand what quality means to them too.

Through committee membership and active participation with the Association for Project Management (APM), affiliation with the Project Management Institute (PMI®) and Green Project Management (GPM®), we ensure our thinking is always current and our skills are up to date.

  • We always act with honesty and integrity
  • We value long term and mutually beneficial relationships
  • We keep our promises, if we can’t do it we won’t say we can
  • We believe in making work enjoyable and, where appropriate, fun
  • We are committed to working in a socially responsible and sustainable way

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