As a trainer, I have presented many successful courses with consistently good feedback and excellent pass rates. I have delivered courses in the UK, Malta, Canada and Bangladesh, and throughout Europe.
As a project manager, I have managed and participated in all aspects of projects, from initial business case to implementation and handover to support, and realization of benefits, including managing budgets, in-house project teams, 3rd party suppliers, configuration, business process re-engineering, scope, risk and change management, etc.
I have used the techniques described in the guides extensively when submitting project proposals, when managing stand-alone projects, and within programmes, with particular emphasis on stakeholder engagement and reconciling the views of differing stakeholders.
The cost/time/risk versus benefit balance is all important in deciding which projects to run, when deciding on possible courses of action during a project, for example in response to issues, and when assessing project success with a view to improvement.