Vanguard Consulting is a management consultancy owned and operated
by multimillionaire John Seddon, an outspoken critic of government reform
and a pioneer in a form of systems thinking known as the Vanguard Method.
Due to an increasing national and international audience Vanguard wanted to build an e-learning website (The Vanguard Method), with a focus on providing knowledge to academics and admirers of the Vanguard Method while supporting existing clients.
I was employed to undertake the management of the new e-learning website, its development and a wide spectrum of additional duties.
Emphasised as a big project from the start, I was given a budget of £350K to commence the build from the ground up. The development stages included::
Purchasing servers & locating data centres
Managing domain names
Site design & content management
Recruitment & team management
This proved to be a fantastic experience, allowing me to utilise my current
web skills and attain fresh knowledge in addition to an acquisition of new
skills including: recruitment, purchasing and budget management.
In terms of structure the website was split into two areas; a free area (open to
all) and a subscriber area.
Both offered a vast array of content; all produced in-house under my
management and promoted a heuristic method of learning entwined in a highly
The images below are examples of the Vanguard e-learning website I launched.