Agile Project Management Solutions Ltd

‘Objectivity is key’

Typically, due to commercial pressures to hit client timelines, organisations do not have the benefit of time and resources to invest in Root Cause Analysis (RCA) and process improvement. This results in programmes and projects hitting the same pit falls, in turn demoralising teams and swallowing key resources and budget. Ultimately, this causes projects to derail, missing company objectives and customers’ expectations.

Agile Project Management Solutions recognise the fact that flexibility is key. That’s why we offer ‘hourly/daily contract’ solutions to your project management (PM) problems. This allows your organisation to benefit from making key improvements to your project practices without having to employ a traditional permanent or medium term temporary contract employee. Therefore, improving your profitability by reducing agency costs and eradicating project related pressure points.

Agile PM Solutions provides an expert objective perspective on why your projects and programmes are continually failing to meet your organisational objectives and customers’ expectations. Utilising the agile independent consultative approach we can resolve your project related pain points, provide expert advice, and solid recommendations to get your portfolio of projects back on track. Providing a stable, reproducible and predictable delivery platform.

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Ross Young
Ross Young BEng (Hons), PMP
Managing Director
Agile Project Management Solutions
Over 16 years of experience makes a difference

Ross Young’s passion for project management stems back to 1998 when he carried out his Manufacturing Engineering Bachelor’s Degree at Nottingham Trent University, where he wrote his dissertation on ‘Success and Failure in Project Management’.

During his comprehensive career to date he has developed extensive software development life cycle (SDLC) experience. This has been through utilising waterfall and agile/scrum methodologies, as well as hybrid approaches.

During this time he has designed, developed, tested, implemented, hosted and on premise IT platform solutions, for high profile blue chip organisations; including but not limited to Shell, Barclays, RBS, Northern Trust, Unilever, Nokia, Symbian, Fujitsu, Samsung, Sony Ericsson, Motorola, Diageo and Deloitte.

Ross is an accredited project management professional (PMP) with the project management institute (PMI) which is an internationally recognised leading professional membership association for the project management profession https://www.pmi.org/.

Ross has extensive relationship building, third party supplier and senior stakeholder management attributes. He is an excellent communicator, with exemplary presentation and commercial skills developed through in house product delivery and client facing professional consultancy.

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‘Agile PM Solutions recognise that versatility and budget is key for our customers’ needs. An independent hourly/daily consultancy service is offered at an Industry standard PM contractor rate.’

Clients / Organisations

Delivered to and worked for:
Barclays
Unilever
Prudential PLC
Symbian
Novartis
Deloitte
Nokia
Shell
Diageo
Royal Bank of Scotland

What others are saying about agiles' founder

Ross’s experience expands from SMEs to large corporates
  • I have had the pleasure of working with Ross over the past 2 years. He is a customer and delivery focused PM, who will work with a client to meet their needs, and ensure their requirements are reflected accurately He is also balanced in his delivery, ensuring that client requirements are tempered by realistic deliverables, and will work to highlight this to clients (to the degree that they will listen!) I wish Ross the best of luck in the future, and would highly recommend him to any programme, product or project management team.

    James Daniels
    James Daniels
    Senior Project Manager at Teradata
  • I worked with Ross for 3 years at Symbian/Nokia. Ross was actively involved and managed one of the Nokia’s main SW releases for a major phone program. Ross is a great team player, an experienced and mature global project manager adept at working in many cultures and driving himself to deliver excellent results. I recommend Ross highly.”

    Per
    Per Selbekk
    Managing Director, at Woodside Capital Partners
  • Ross is an excellent project manager and a great people manager. I have worked with Ross on many projects and as his subordinate and his management skills cannot be faulted. I learned a lot from Ross both how to be a good manager and how to manage a project in a methodical and logical way. It was a privilege working with him and any business would be lucky to recruit him in either a project / program management role or management role.

    John-Paul Hilderbrands
    John-Paul Hilderbrands
    Head of Technical Consultancy UK and MEA at Condeco
  • During his extensive time as a Programme Manager at Symbian and Nokia, Ross Coached and Mentored our Project Managers and was instrumental in defining and optimising our PMO processes, including a Hybrid delivery approach to Agile and Waterfall development. I would not hesitate in recommending his services

    Dan
    Dan Carton
    Portfolio Manager at Lloyds Banking Group
  • I directly managed Ross for several years at both Symbian and Nokia. He has tremendous drive and determination to get things done, he is clear and direct in his communication and has a sound grasp of software development processes. He spots potential problems well ahead of time and works well with the developers to achieve solutions. He is a pleasure to work with and I have no hesitation in recommending him.

    Tony
    Tony Berelson
    Senior Project Manager at Pearson
  • I worked with Ross for several years at both Nokia and Symbian. He is an excellent program manager with the depth knowledge of all the aspects of program management. I really appreciate his capabilities and inclination towards taking up the challenges by accepting the Symbian System Software program responsibility in very challenging time of Nokia-Symbian integration with lots of uncertainty/obscurity but very critical for the Nokia products to meet the market demand on-time and quality. He is extremely good communicator who is capable of communicating things very clear crisp and with the minute detail. He is very approachable and always ready to extend the help/support and guidance to do my job the best. He is very good manger and mentor who have provided me all the guidance and opportunities to experience and learn the aspects of program management. I had a great time working with him and feel pleasure to endorse him.

    Jitender
    Jitender Kumar
    Senior Manager at Ericsson R&D
  • Ross is simply the best Programme Manager I have ever worked with, I cannot give him a better endorsement than that. His attitude & people skills were exemplary and his ability to achieve and deliver on complicated programmes is second to none. The best thing about working for Ross was that fact he made sure his Programme team felt genuinely like they were important and all our tasks were essential to the success of the Programme. All in all a great Programme Manager.

    Robert
    Robert Hillier
    Senior PPM Consultant
  • I worked with Ross for 3 years. He is an excellent Programme Manager, very thorough in everything he does. He leads the programme from the front and mixes different leadership styles to collaborate and direct, when needed. He is always open for new ideas and leverage skills and experience of programme management team to get best results.
    He is a pleasure to work with. I am delighted to be able to recommend him.

    Jaimish
    Jaimish Choksi
    Programme Manager
  • I worked with Ross for 4 years and always found him to be a personable, highly motivated leader.

    Ross is a great communicator & possesses excellent presentation skills. These key attributes were demonstrated in delivering some very challenging projects / programmes. He knows how to get the best out of his Programme team to deliver results.

    It was a pleasure to work with Ross & I would not hesitate recommending him to prospective employers.

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    Neil Salter
    Project Office Consultant
  • I worked with Ross on several Symbian OS projects. He led them successfully with a pragmatic, forward thinking, solution oriented approach.
    He always had time to deal with issues and look suitable solutions that would achieve schedule but not to the compromise of quality.
    Ross has a great understanding of the importance of the work needed to achieve good software quality both upstream in development and also in the verification & error correction process.
    I enjoyed working with Ross at Symbian and do not hesitate to recommend him.

    Steve
    Steve Foster
    Quality Manager
  • Ross was a great Project Manager looking after some large scale marketing database projects for blue chip clients against some very firm deadlines and requirements.

    His software knowledge, together with his PM skills really meant he was suited to technical projects (tech was MS SQL Server & .Net environment) with the knowledge to keep them on track and overcome technical obstacles.

    A great addition to my team and I knew I could always rely on him to deliver.

    Karl
    Karl White
    VP, Marketing Operations and Customer Analytics at Reed Business Information