Jeff Ball is a Project Management specialist. Jeff lives in France. He is writing a series of books on Lean3.
A strong track record …
Jeff has delivered change initiatives in manufacturing, trading and banking companies
As ► Project Manager, Jeff has delivered end-to-end IT projects in challenging multicultural environments
As ► Programme Manager, Jeff managed the worldwide Y2K initiative for NEC Computers
As ► PMO manager, Jeff secured the success of a complex 10-country ERP programme with a 70-strong team, supported by a PMO of 10 people.
Innovative approach to methods… agility before Agile
Long before the birth of Agile, Jeff explored alternatives to waterfall methods
□ In the 80’s, Jeff built a commodity trading system using rapid prototyping methods. The system was deployed in two continents to manage multi-million-dollar portfolios.
□ In the 90’s, Jeff managed a global project, using time-boxes and MoSCoW prioritisation. The solution was rolled out to R&D labs in Europe, US, Australia and Asia.
Practical approach to methods… making them work
Jeff Ball has implemented gate-process methods for several major organisations
- set up a European IT PMO introducing basic stage gate PM methods
- rescued a broken implementation of Prince2 and Clarity. Created a working, robust Project Management process
- created a clean PM process for a local government team, combining slim Prince2 with slim PM software.
Deep knowledge of PM software tools… he built one
Jeff created an enterprise software package called TrioProject to support gate-process methods. TrioProject was used in various sectors (healthcare, construction, chemicals). It was launched in 2004 and retired in 2013.