About Us & Contact

This page describes our vision, gives some background on Robert Buttrick and gives company contact details.

My vision

Robert Buttrick  has been providing advice and guidance since the publication of his best-selling “flagship” book, the Project Workout in 1997.  The approach follows the principles laid out in the publications, taking a holistic view, ensuring that your culture, systems, processes and accountabilities are mutually compatible.

It is my vision to see organisations (both public and private) thrive through directing and managing their futures using effective, business led project and programme management techniques. I foresee a time when:

  • all significant change is directed and managed cross-functionally, harnessing people and resources from across and outside the organisation;
  • people find it second nature to form and perform in multidisciplinary project teams, focussed on achieving business benefits;
  • project skills and knowledge is a core capability of ALL managers and top executives.

I believe the best way to achieve this goal is to work with people, helping them to help themselves, ensuring they understand the practices and can carry them forward themselves.

Robert Buttrick

Robert is currently a Visiting Teaching Fellow at the University of Warwick and an independent advisor on portfolio, programme and project management. Robert sits on the BSI committee MS2 on the revised guide for project management and is a UK Principal Expert on the equivalent ISO technical committee, TC258, for the international standards on portfolio, programme and project management.

As well as being the author of "The Project Workout", and other books, Robert has worked in one of the world's most turbulent and challenging industrial sectors, telecommunications, where he has been accountable for creating and running a project-based frameworks and centres of excellence for managing change, involving the direction of portfolios of over 2500 projects, totaling £4bn spend per year.

Before this, Robert was with PA Consulting Group, a management and technology consultancy. There, he specialised in business-led project management, advising clients such as TSB Bank, National Rivers Authority, Property Services Agency, Avon Industrial Polymers, National Westminster Bank and RHM.

His early career was as a civil engineer. After graduating from the University of Liverpool with a first class honours degree, he joined Sir Alexander Gibb & Partners (now Jacobs) who provided consulting, design and management services for infrastructure projects world wide. He has lived and worked in countries as diverse as Kenya, Mauritius, Yemen, Senegal and Sudan on the evaluation, design and supervision of a number of marine and water resource projects. He has also worked with the World Bank, in Washington DC on investment appraisals for major development projects. Following this, he became Gibb’s manager for marketing strategy and analysis.

Robert is a Master of Business Administration (Henley Management College), a Member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing, Chartered Engineer and a Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers. In 2010, Robert received a Distiguished Service Certificate from the BSI for services to national and international project management standards, and in 2013 he was made an Honorary Fellow of the Association for Project Management.

Company and contact details


Registered address

Project Workout Limited

Phone: 0843 289 0239
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Project Workout Limited
32 Queens Road
Berkshire, RG1 4BA
Company No: 04788895

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