About us


Since 2004, our agency has consisted of a permanent group of collaborating trainers and consultants who have specialized in project-based work in the full breadth: classic project management, agile working, program management, portfolio management and soft skills such as collaboration, project leadership, communication and presentation skills

Our trainers and consultants have extensive experience as project leaders and trainers. Since 2004, we have trained thousands of people and helped many hundreds of organizations with project management. We work worldwide from an office in the Netherlands and Belgium.

Ed Lam

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Our vision on projects

  • Project management is people work

There are many project management methods and techniques that can help manage a project better. There is one factor above all that determines whether you will be successful with your project: the quality of your team. A project without a systematic approach but with a good team has a much greater chance of success than the other way around.

  • The essence of project management: structure

Although we consider the human side of project management to be the most important, applying structures is the essence of project management. Project management is about achieving a goal through a structured approach. You could also call project management the ‘art of the step-by-step plan’. This is a fundamentally different approach than achieving a goal through, for example, improvisation, social innovation or a political program. Agile projects also have a clear (agile) structure.

  • Tools and methods follow the insight

Good project management does not start with a method or a software tool. There are many methods and tools available for projects, but they only work if they are appropriate. Project leaders must learn to first analyze their project and choose a method and tools based on that analysis.

  • The best project management method does not exist

There are many methods available for projects. Often with similarities (such as IPMA and PMI), sometimes fundamentally different (such as Scrum). Depending on those involved, the culture of the organization, the project goal and the project content, the most suitable approach must be chosen. Sometimes this is a very extensive method with many formal agreements, sometimes a looser approach is best, such as Scrum.

  • Keep it simple

For most projects, simple tools are best. The same applies to project administration: the simpler the better.

  • Projects are always uncertain to a greater or lesser extent

A project always involves uncertainty and risks. You are going to do something new with an uncertain outcome. There is no such thing as a project method that guarantees you will work 100% on time, within budget and as agreed. It is essential that project members, project managers and clients can speak openly about uncertainty and risks.

  • Transparency is essential

Good project management is not possible without transparency. A project manager tries to control the project based on (measurable) factors, but there is also a less visible part (for example human interaction and uncertainty). All measurable factors and less visible factors must be open to discussion. This is therefore a fundamentally different approach than, for example, a political approach, where it is sometimes necessary to cover things up.

  • …but many projects take place in a non-transparent environment

Depending on where a project takes place, a project leader and project team will have to live with the fact that not every organization or environment is looking for transparency. In politically driven projects, the style of project-based work will have to be adapted accordingly.

  • Project management is not just the responsibility of the project leader

Factors for a successful project are: a suitable method (structure), a well-functioning team, good client management, a parent organization that supports the project and an organizational culture that understands project-based work. The project leader tries to bring these elements together, but can only do so if there is sufficient support from the other parties.

  • Sooner or later everyone will have to deal with project-based work

Not everyone will want or be able to become a project manager or project leader. Training to become a project leader is therefore not useful for everyone. Knowledge about project-based work, on the other hand, is useful for everyone. In the current economic climate it is inevitable that everyone will work on a project sooner or later. Even if you are not the project leader, the better you understand how projects work, the better you can play your role (as a project employee or client). Others ‘suddenly’ become project leaders and are then faced with the task of bringing the project to a successful conclusion. Where do you start then? We would like to share our knowledge about project management. You are welcome to one of our courses on project management, but we have also put a lot of knowledge online. See our knowledge database on topics such as project management, Scrum, Agile, programs, tools and project-based work or take a look at the project management handbook.

Sustainable organization

We strive to have as little negative impact on people and the environment as possible. To achieve this, we pursue an active environmental policy. Below are our most important sustainability initiatives:

  • Sustainable generation of our energy needs and full CO2 compensation
  • Selection of our suppliers based on sustainability
  • Supporting sustainable projects and initiatives
  • Sustainability in our training offering
  • Exclude harmful customers

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