Deji Ariyo, the international coach, mentor, consultant and trainer in Change Management, has driven the skills and expertise in PPM (Portfolio, Programme, Project, Risk and Value Management) and ITSM (IT Service Management and Governance) for over 15 years. Anyone looking to find Change Management experts will see that Deji has dedicated the last 15 years to building both certificated Foundation & Practitioner qualifications in PPM & ITSM and also practical workshops in applying the concepts to the real world.
Harrybaker Training and Consulting Ltd is Deji Ariyo’s expert training and consulting business. Through this vehicle, he delivers accredited training courses in a range of PPM and ITSM courses at both the Foundation and Practitioner levels.
Every week, Deji delivers in-company and open courses in the United Kingdom and all over the world.
Combining his skills in a wide range of PPM and ITSM subjects with a highly practical, engaging and high-energy delivery style, 100% of delegates come away satisfied, knowing that their investment in money and time was worth it.
Currently works for Harrybaker Training & Consulting. He still works with some other organizations on an ad hoc basis. Examples of such are ILX Group, Citi, and Knowledge Academy in the United Kingdom.
In the past he worked with: Kura (Murray International Group), BSkyB, Vodafone, Charteris Plc, ChevronTexaco, Gateway Bank (now Access Bank) and UAC Plc Nigeria
Deji’s consulting and training has taken him to countries such as: Nigeria, South Africa, United Kingdom, Finland, Luxembourg, Czech Republic, Denmark, Switzerland and Ireland
Deji works directly with heads of corporations, business units, and PMOs to ensure that training programs are fully aligned with our clients’ business objectives. We build capability by giving our clients the knowledge and skills to realise the benefits of organizational change through the delivery of practical and workable solutions that can be applied to all new programme, project and change initiatives.
Deji has created a step-wise approach for identifying, building and measuring employees’ competency in PPM and ITSM domains. This approach helps his clients build a well-trained workforce capable of delivering consistent results. He offers a unique set of process analysis templates that help clients focus on value creating activities and targeting training where it’s most needed. Training is then linked to improved performance.
Deji Ariyo’s modular course design gives clients the unique flexibility and ability to tailor Harrybaker’s off-the-shelf programs and create customized contents for our clients. Course customization frequently includes client-specific processes, terminology, tools, templates, and case studies that help make the courses more applicable to the participants’ actual work environment. All courses are aligned with international ‘’Best Practice‘’ frameworks.
Deji specializes in working with multi-national companies to deliver training that promotes consistency in project delivery at our clients’ sites around the world. Our top-rated instructors have delivered training to organizations in Europe, USA and Africa. We apply rigorous criteria when selecting instructors to lead our programs.
Is Deji’s lively personality the reason he is an excellent trainer?
While the lively and enthusiastic personality certainly helps but the thing that delegates say after course is that it is his real-world experience that brings the materials to life. Aside from his time working with global organizations in different sectors, he continues to deliver expert PPM & ITSM consulting to large companies and international agencies. His work ranges from one-off assignments aimed at redefining corporate strategy to running a series of workshops for those involved in a change programmes to being the lead consultant on a number of transformation programme.
Each of these assignments provides the opportunity to test and analyse the effectiveness of the principles of PPM and ITSM frameworks and then feed this back to help his delegates attending his accredited courses around the world. This continuous feedback loop has enabled Deji make significant contributions to clients businesses and his trainees’ capabilities.
Deji is vocal about the need for new thinking in how organizations can translate ideas to benefits through people. There is very wide gap between strategy formulation and execution/implementation. Projects, programmes and Portfolio are the vehicles used in taking the organizations from one level to another level. Managed well, the organizations reap the benefits but managed badly, disappointments and frustrations are the results. Deji had worked with a number of disappointed and frustrated clients who are not getting much benefits from their projects of portfolio. Over the years, he has conducted a number researches to find the missing links. Sending employees for project management training will not automatically translate to benefits for the organizational portfolio of projects.
Coaching and Mentoring
Deji is very passionate about improved measurable impact from investment in training, more role based and practical training. Helping clients clarify value creating processes with all associated activities mapped to their people with the appropriate level of competency level for the skills required.
Concerned about creating a learning system that make new learnings stick. No matter how facilitator or trainer is, most trainees tend to forget what they learn within 3 months. Deji helps to provide the missing links.
Most standard PPM and ITSM training geared towards passing an exam but not really learning. Organizations and individual spend money without optimal return on investment. Deji is all about giving the power to learn back to the organizations and people, not the training provider.
PPM & ITSM Influencer
As an inspiration speaker, he provides key-note talks at conferences, runs regular webinars on technical aspects of PPM & ITSM and writes regular blogs and white papers on the issues facing leaders and staff within organisations going through change. Core to his belief is that while systems and processes greatly enhance the ability or organisations to deliver initiatives, there is an increased lack of focus on change management, leadership and behavioural skills.
Passion for Value Delivery
Deji’s quest to deliver value to his client motivated him to research into best practice concepts that can help clients close their capability gaps. He worked to earn the qualifications and became accredited Trainer for them all. Some of Deji’s range of Management qualifications are:
MBA – Cranfield University School of Management
- PRINCE2 Foundation, Practitioner, Professional
- Project Management Professional (PMI PMP)
- PRINCE2 Agile
- Project Management for Development (PMD Pro)
- ITIL Service Transition
- ITIL RCV
- Earned Value Management Foundation and Practitioner
- Managing Successful Programmes Foundation, Practitioner, Advanced Practitioner (MSP)
- Programme and Project Sponsorship (PPS)
- ITIL Service Design
- ITIL PPO
- Management of Portfolio Foundation and Practitioner (MoP)
- ITIL Service Strategy
- ITIL SOA
- Benefits Management Foundation and Practitioner
- Portfolio, Programme and Project Offices Foundation and Practitioner
- Better Business Case Foundation and Practitioner
- APMG Change Management Foundation and Practitioner
- Facilitation Foundation and Practitioner
- Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt
- Lean Six Sigma Green Belt
- Lean Six Sigma Black Belt
- Management of Risk Foundation and Practitioner (M_o_R)
- Value Management Foundation and Practitioner
IT Service Management & IT Governance (ITIL)
UK Service Desk Institute (SDI)
ITIL Basic & Implementation
ITIL Intermediate Lifecycle
- Service Strategy
- Service Design
- Service Transition
- Service Operation
- Continual Service Improvement
ITIL Intermediate Capability
- Operational Support & Analysis
- Planning, Protection & Optimization
- Release, Control & Validation
- Service Offerings & Agreements
Advanced ITIL Level
- Managing Across Lifecycle
- ITIL Expert certificate
ISACA IT Governance Framework
- COBIT5 Foundation,
- COBIT5 Assessor
- COBIT Implementer