This successful company provides individuals or teams for project management, institutional development, management systems improvement, recruitment, training and project reviews to a wide range of clients in the UK and overseas including major British institutions and the World Bank. Since 1987 it has delivered exceptional value in over 75 assignments to prestigious clients by applying specific skills with wisdom.
OPM has delivered project management services and training to the Atomic Energy Authority, BBC and BSI as well as to financial institutions, a communications company and a contract research company. OPM has also guided, developed and implemented management systems for the British Standards Institution and London Underground Ltd. Institutional development planning and implementation has strengthened major state organizations in Botswana, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mauritius, Sudan and Zimbabwe as well as UK based companies. OPM has advised the World Bank head office on their own institutional development issues. Many assignments have been undertaken for previous clients.
OPM's founder and MD, David Shannon worked on the staff of the World Bank in their Organization Planning Department (1985 - 1987), with PA Management Consultants rising to senior consultant and team leader in their Projects Division (1974 - 1985), and in the civil and transportation engineering industry (1962 - 1973). He holds qualifications in management consultancy, finance and accounting and in the human resource aspects of organization development as well as in civil engineering. Assignments in various industrial and commercial sectors have been based in Europe, USA, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. As well as being a Fellow of the Institute of Management Consultants, he is a Fellow, ex-Deputy Chairman and ex-Chief Executive of the Association for Project Management.
OPM Associates are carefully selected for consulting skills as well as for experience and technical expertise. They range from senior consultants who are also Fellows of the IMC or APM to analyst consultants in specialist fields. They offer particular strengths in information technology, project control, software applications, training and in environmental and quality management systems.
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