Alan Simmonds

Career Summary

Alan has worked in numerous sectors including FMCG, finance, insurance, manufacturing, healthcare, mining, utilities and telecommunications, ensuring that programmes deliver against compliance, governance and regulatory issues in all the continents of the world.
Being used to operating in highly regulated environments, Alan brings a skill in precision and practicality to architecture and governance.

He is able to grasp significant issues quickly and develop an understanding of how these can be articulated and solved to the organisation’s continued advantage. His MBA thesis forms the basis of the TOGAF® 9 Architecture Governance Standard. Alan is also an experienced COBIT instructor. He has provided training courses around the world in corporate governance, financial regulation and IT governance for the executive board.

Training Credentials

Alan has a strong academic background with Bachelors of Science and Arts in Psychology related disciplines and a MBA in Strategy and Governance. He has been a strong contributor to the development of various global standards, including TOGAF and COBIT and has trained over 2,000 practitioners around the world in TOGAF alone.

Training Philosophy

Anyone can read the book – good training is about imparting insight, experience and real examples of where we’ve failed and just as importantly where we’ve succeeded. Training is the event, practising is the journey and carrying the book weighs you down by nearly 2 kilos!

"The Applied Business Architect course will tell you what you need to be able to do to be a Business Architect. It will give you the tools to be able to do the job and teach you how to apply them using practical examples."
Architect
"The TOGAF course was excellent principally because the instructor was excellent, I can honestly say that of all the courses I have attended in my professional career, David was the most knowledgeable and engaging instructor I have come across."
Enterprise Architect