With a background in Physics (BA Hons, Oxon) and a Masters degree in Satellite Communication Engineering (Surrey), James Lea has over 20 years’ experience delivering complex projects and programmes in the nuclear, aerospace, air traffic control, defence and energy sectors, working as a consultant specialising in delivery and data science, including machine learning and AI.
James applies a skeptical empirical approach to restore and maintain control of projects and programmes. He is a keen practioner of ultra-low defect approaches that reduce risk and volatility, and improve delivery efficiency. To share these ways of thinking, he’s founded a company project management community of best practice, participated in a range of business improvement initiatives, and continues to mentor new project managers.
His work is focused on innovation and better ways to deliver, using lean and Kaizen techniques. He has deployed Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) enhancements to complex projects, improving their ability to delivery ‘right first time’.
James firmly believes that in our professional endeavours there is always a better way, and that our job as project leaders is to inspire our teams to continually innovate, lift our team performance and bring that vital sense of flow to our work, through which teams can gain job satisfaction and delight clients and sponsors.
Fellow of the Association for Project Management (FAPM), a Fellow of the British Computer Society (FBCS), and a Chartered IT Professional (CITP).
James is an author too - see www.james-lea.uk.
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