Tom Taylor – Leading Project Management Speaker, Author and Broadcaster.
Tom Taylor is a popular and well-regarded project management professional with over thirty years experience in projects and business. He is a joint founder of Buro Four – an eminent project management outfit, principal of dashdot – a consultancy, training and publishing organization, and vice President of Association for Project Management.
Tom Taylor is a consultant, advisor, manager, speaker, lecturer, broadcaster and author. He can chair, facilitate, speak, provide original courses, sit on panels, contribute to think tanks, lead streams, motivate, enthuse, educate and entertain.
He is proud to be a Certificated Project Manager and to have a Certificate of Corporate Governance from the IoD.
He is a Visiting Professor at Salford University, a guest lecturer at Bartlett School of Architecture and Bath University as well as being an external examiner at UCL.
From a range of many projects he has particularly been involved in the definition and delivery of the National Tennis Centre for the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA), the Centenary Project for the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) and the Cable and Wireless College at Coventry.
He received the inaugural President’s Medal from the Association of Project Management in 2007 and was identified as Innovative Project Manager of the Year in 2008.
Tom was the joint sponsor of the APM Body of Knowledge 5th Edition. He is also a recent author of a range of accessible and topical books including:
- “A Recession Survival Kit for SMCs – small and medium consultancies”
- “How to Select the Right Project Manager”
- “Characteristics of Effective Project Managers”
- “GMPM = genetically modified project management”
- “Management in Practice”
with other business, management and leadership titles in preparation. He also provides articles for magazines, newsletters and year books.
Tom Taylor has chaired events at venues such as the Royal Albert Hall, Excel, The Oval, Bridgewater Hall, Brands Hatch, Universities, hotels, conference centres and football grounds. In recent years he has spoken at events in New Delhi, Zurich, Rome, Vienna, Dublin, Helsinki, Krakow, Warsaw as well as throughout the UK. He has provided courses through AUDE, RIBA, RICS, Colander and directly in-house.
Tom has facilitated practical workshops on business development, corporate away days, team building, risk reviews, value engineering and project debriefs.
Speaking topics include:
- The Project Management Decade – Grasping the Opportunity
- Ten Essentials Every Project Manager Should Know
- Sustainability, the Environment and Green Issues – For Managers of Projects
- Delegation and Allocation – Both Ways for Most People
- Healthsafetyandwelfare is Not One Word
- How to Select the Right Project Manager
- Characteristics of Effective Project Managers
- GMPM = Genetically Modified Project Management
- Management in Practice
Tom Taylor has undertaken specific studies of matters such as Site Supervision, Project Health Checks / Live Project Appraisals, Static Building Assessments, Graded Project Management Job Descriptions, Ethics and Professionalism.