Laurence Archer

laurence-archerLaurence Archer is a leading exponent of best-practice methods for project, programme and portfolio management. He is fully accredited in AgilePM®, PRINCE2®, MSP®, Managing Benefits® P3O®, MoP® and MoR® and is regarded as one of the few top trainers in Asia-Pacific for these frameworks, consistently achieving outstanding evaluations and results.

Laurence first entered the IT Industry in the UK in 1974 and has explored most of its facets, filling roles of computer programmer, business analyst, project manager, consultant, business developer, technical director, infrastructure manager, trainer and facilitator. Whilst in the UK Laurence was two years with Oak Management Services Ltd where he undertook a study designing how to integrate PRINCE2 and the Rational Unified Process, and produced a paper entitled “Implementing Rational Unified Process within a PRINCE2 Environment”, which won the award of best presentation at the Rational User Group conference in London in October 2001. This paper has been published and is available on request.

Laurence moved to Australia in 1994 and since then has focused on developing and implementing IT governance policies and procedures, facilitating full life-cycle benefits realisation management and implementing methods and frameworks such as PRINCE2, MSP, P3O and more recently MoP, MOR, Agile and Scrum. He has undertaken a variety of projects including developing a comprehensive PRINCE2 training program for the NSW Dept of Education and defining and planning a programme to establish a PMO for an IT Directorate based on the P3O architecture. Laurence has also worked extensively as a trainer and consultant in the private sector focussing on project management, project stakeholder management, project risk management, benefits realisation, planning iterative software development projects, effective communication for project managers.

In more recent years Laurence has actively managed a change in career focus, moving away from full-time project management towards the roles of enabler, trainer, coach, facilitator and consultant on portfolio, programme and project management.

Laurence has also developed a strong interest in applied philosophy and the area of personal effectiveness. He obtains great satisfaction in empowering others to make a difference in their own life and environment, mastering their circumstances and living a life they love.