Penny Pullan founded Making Projects Work Ltd. to focus on solutions to make projects and programmes work
For years, Penny wondered what made the difference between projects that soared and those that never took off. She gathered up the things that helped and discarded those that didn’t.
Penny’s quest started during research in Engineering and followed her to Logica, AstraZeneca and Mars Inc. During her travels, she experienced small projects (e.g. new systems for planning a factory) and huge programmes (e.g. cultural change in cocoa farming communities in West Africa).
Over and over again, she found project success came when people worked together with:
- a clear, shared vision and purpose
- commitment, with accountability
Penny learned facilitation skills and found that these were invaluable to her project work. She travelled the world for Mars Inc. consulting internally on making projects work. She developed project managers and their teams, in methodology and how to get the most out of groups.
Now, her company brings all these learnings to a much wider pool of change professionals. Penny is delighted to have a team of exceptional facilitators, who form the core of the Making Projects Work pool of associates.