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Jennifer Stapleton

Jennifer Stapleton

Agile Project and Programme Management Consultant

Gloucester, United Kingdom
Management Consulting
  1. Outperform
  1. Erlang Solutions Ltd.,
  2. Stapleton Business Solutions Limited,
  3. Symmetrics Limited
  1. Reading University
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– Present (10 years)

Jennifer is an APMG-Registered Consultant in Project and Programme Management (PPM) and in Managing Successful Programmes (MSP).

She performs various activities in the Outperform portfolio. These include conducting P3M3 assessments and helping organisations embed best practice in portfolio, programme and project management.

Non-Exec Director

Erlang Solutions Ltd.
(6 years)

As well as chairing the Board of Directors, Jennifer assisted Erlang Solutions in improving its systems development processes.


Stapleton Business Solutions Limited
(3 years 1 month)

Consultancy on portfolio, programme and project management and on the improvement of business and systems development processes.
This role is a continuation of the independent consultant below - only the name has changed!

Principal Consultant

Symmetrics Limited
(1 year)

Independent Consultant

no company
(13 years 4 months)

Providing consultancy usually as a single person on programme and project management and on the improvement of business and systems development processes. Clients range from large organisations in the public and private sector, e.g. Department for Work and Pensions, British Airways, UBS Investment Bank, to SMEs , e.g. a small 4-person education consultancy. Many short term assignments from 1 to 20 days to longer term associations up to 10 years.

Technical Director

DSDM Consortium
(11 years)

Jennifer led the development of DSDM from its inception. She defined the basic architecture of the method and created a fair proportion of the content over the years in collaboration with experts from across the agile world.

The Chairman of the DSDM Consortium stated in his foreword to Version 1 of the method that "she more than any other individual must take credit for what we hope will become an industry standard".

Director of Consultancy

Empower Dynamics Ltd
(2 years)

Managing Consultant

(5 years)

Provided consultancy both internally within Logica and externally to clients on the effective use of development methods and tools, e.g. SSADM, OO techniques and agile development.

Was Logica’s leading Rapid Application Development consultant and represented Logica on the Euromethod project.

As an SSADM specialist, worked in a three-person team to develop SSADM 4.3 which added GUI design, prototyping and a more user-centred approach to SSADM. Major contributor to the two HMSO books: SSADM and GEMINI (a KBS method) and SSADM and GUI Guide.

Lecturer in Software Engineering

University of Reading
(3 years)


IUK Project Initiation Routemap(Link)

– Present

A framework to support public and private sector infrastructure providers improve the delivery of their projects and programmes.

Team members:


Independent consultant since 1996 specialising in the improvement of portfolio, programme and project management. Providing consultancy and training at all levels from the Board to the smallest project office.

APM-registered PPM and MSP consultant.

Designing and facilitating workshops for senior management teams, especially when introducing major change.

As Technical Director of the DSDM Consortium, led the development and evolution of DSDM for 11 years.

Good trainer and presenter who has delivered keynote addresses at several conferences and seminars.

Specialties:Designing portfolio, programme and project management processes and structures. Tailoring OGC guidance to suit particular organisations. Business process design, systems development process design, process improvement. Programme and project management mentoring. DSDM.


  • Program Management
  • Consultancy
  • DSDM
  • PMO
  • Agile
  • Process Engineering
  • Coaching
  • Project Portfolio...
  • Management Consulting
  • Stakeholder Management
  • Portfolio Management
  • Agile Project Management
  • Process Improvement
  • Organizational Change
  • Benefits Realisation
  • Change Management
  • Agile Methodologies
  • Consultants
  • Governance
  • Project Delivery
  • Business Process Design
  • Risk Management
  • IT Strategy
  • Business Process...
  • Business Transformation
  • Management
  • Software Project...
  • Project Management
  • Solution Architecture
  • Public Sector
  • Project Governance
  • Business Analysis
  • MS Project
  • ITIL
  • Business Process
  • Service Delivery
  • Business Process...
  • Requirements Analysis
  • CRM
  • Training
  • Outsourcing
  • IT Service Management
  • Programme Delivery
  • Business Case
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Honors & Awards

Fellow of the British Computer Society
Past Vice-President of the British Computer Society
Certified Management Consultant
MSP Registered Consultant (also MSP Practitioner)
PPM Registered Consultant
DSDM Certified Consultant (also Practitioner, Trainer and Examiner)
Agile Project Leader Practitioner and Examiner
Chartered IT Professional (CITP)
P3O Certificate

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