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Andy Jessop
andyj@projectlearning.net

Andy has been in the Project Management industry since 1983, fulfilling a number of roles ranging from customer support representative to managing director and a whole range of posts in between.

As Project Learning's expert on all things Microsoft Project and Microsoft EPM, Andy has helped literally thousands of users around the world make Microsoft Project work for them.  He's even worked with Microsoft to define the curriculum and examination questions that assess technical Microsoft Project competencies.

Andy is a regular tips and tricks presenter and has been an active member and officer of the Microsoft Project User Group since 2002.  He is also the lead content developer for the Project Mentor family of products and is a Microsoft Certified Technical Specialist and Microsoft Certified Trainer.

When Andy's not involved with training, consultancy or development engagements he tries to find time to get outside and enjoy life; liking nothing more than long motorcycle rides on the open roads not far from his home.

Microsoft Certified Technical Specialist

Microsoft Certified Trainer

Diane Gosling PMP
dianeg@projectlearning.net

Working as a Project Analyst for the London Stock Exchange, Diane started her Project Management career back in 1985. Since then she's been involved with many major projects, working for clients as diverse as the British Library and Bentley Motors.

Helping Project Learning's client base understand what makes successful projects tick, Diane has a First Class Honours Degree in Project Management and is a PRINCE2 Practitioner.  She is also a Microsoft Certified Technical Specialist and Microsoft Certified Trainer.

Diane is also a a PMP (Project Management Professional) and a regular member of the local PMI chapter.  She was responsible for the PDU accreditation of both our classroom training courses and our Project Mentor learning system.

Away from work, Diane can often be seen at her local pool, swimming for several kilometres at a stretch or simply strolling down the beach close to where she lives.

Microsoft Certified Technical Specialist

Microsoft Certified Trainer

 

Short history

We attained Microsoft Project Certified Professional status during 1996.  We became a fully certified Microsoft Partner in 2004 and have remained so since.

Our principal consultants Andy and Diane attained full membership to Association for Project Management (UK professional body) in 1997.  Diane became a PMP (Project Management Professional) in 2009.

We have been active members of the Microsoft Project Partner programme since 1997 and regularly participate in Partner events worldwide.  We have also delivered training on Microsoft Project Enterprise (EPM) on behalf of Microsoft Corporation.

Our Project Mentor CBT training tool has been adopted by many organisations worldwide as a preferred way to learn Microsoft Project.  From the version 1.0 release in 2002 to the current version 3.0, we have gained thousands of loyal users along the way.

Since 2002, our Project Mentor product family has been to be a recommended software resource within the Microsoft Project Inside Out book series.

In 2003 Andy and Diane gained accreditation in the Institute of IT Trainers assessment programme and became became Microsoft Certified Trainers in 2008.

In 2004 the number of Project Companion users topped 20,000.  In 2010 we saw this number exceed 60,000.

In 2005, Microsoft chose content from our Project Mentor CBT system to be the only partner-provided training content as part of its Project Management Toolkit.

In 2007, Project Learning left the UK after 13 successful years and relocated itself to Wellington, New Zealand.

In 2002 Andy became a Vice President and founding officer of the UK chapter of MPUG. He is now a VP of the New Zealand MPUG chapter.

 
 

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