What some of our clients are saying
RPS David Mc Bratney
“Since embarking on this program and defining the core objectives: There has been a 3.5% increase in Production/Utilization. There has been an 8% increase in Margin. Permanent staff turnover has been reduced representing a 25% reduction in turnover for the department.
As measured against the three criteria above the return on investment for the development and presentation of the program has more than justified that the program be rolled out to other departments in the organization.
Identifying the full extent of the return on Investment for this project will not be easy, given the fact that the program will have far reaching consequences which go beyond the life of the program itself. However, a quick analysis shows that the gain made in the increase in production alone has more than covered the costs of implementing the program”.
“Fantastic Course. The most interactive I have ever attended and it felt so natural”
Great West Life Co (Canada Life Europe)
“Peter is an excellent advisor and facilitator. With little prior involvement, Peter engaged quickly and effectively with me and my team to guide and facilitate us through a critical stage in a strategic planning exercise that we were conducting under challenging circumstances. His deep understanding of the advantages and challenges of matrix delivery organisations operating within the broader context of traditionally organised companies was very helpful. He quickly identified a gap in our approach to this task, indeed all tasks required of our large cross-functional, multi-company, leadership group and suggested a structural approach to our tasks. I enjoyed working with Peter and would welcome the opportunity to do so again in the future”.
National Library of Ireland Trust
“If you want creativity and tenacity and a relentless focus on getting results then give Peter a call. Be warned you will have to keep up with him and his energy and commitment to you as the client”.
“Peter has an extraordinary belief and ability to find opportunities, has strong endurance skills around change and where blockages occur, is a straight talking courageous adviser, with creative and consistent business thinking. A real gentleman, and a man of genuine integrity. I trust him”.
Trinity College Dublin
“I learned a huge amount in my time working with Peter at SMG. His attention to quality and detail, his focus on the customer and his excellent balance of strategic and tactical made working with him both a pleasure and an education. He successfully brought people together and always delivered the highest quality courses and consultancy”.
“I know Peter from my previous working life in Wyeth Medica Ireland when he worked for SMG Strategic Managment Group. I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Peter based on some excellent business results which Peter and his team delivered for Wyeth by helping groups to master cross functional teamwork and project leadership skills in a fun and experiential manner”.
“Peter provides a unique and excellent service. I specifically learned from Peter on Cross Functional Team-Project Management, I would recommend this course and Peter even to the most experienced Project/Operations Managers. The unique delivery and simulation system challenges you and brings to the forefront real dilemmas/problems for discussion amongst the peer group”.
“I had the unique opportunity of working with Peter as part of a Project Management course (Strategic Management Group). Peter’s fresh and interactive approach allowed me to identify the areas where I needed to work on and provided me the tools to implement that knowledge successfully. I strongly recommend Peter and Strategic Management Group”!
“I have engaged with Peter twice to provide Project Management training, once with AOL and latterly with Google. On both occasions Peter consulted closely with us to ensure that the training addressed our specific business needs; the output was training that provided a practical, toolkit of skills to the team that they could readily apply to accelerate their project work”.
“The Knowledge was very easily transferable and easy to put into practice”.
“A really worthwhile 2 day workshop that helps one think about how they are presently managing their projects. From this a better understanding is achieved which allows new methods and approaches to be implemented.”
Chamber of commerce
“Probably the best project management workshop I’ve attended in years. A novel approach to what can be a complex area. The simulation aspect was particularly good as it put flesh and personalities on roles”
“Yes we had a successful launch and all objectives were achieved, this was a remarkable success with no compromise in any area, Timing, Performance or Budget”.