ODN Member Mark Samuel has published another great book full of clever innovations and ideas we can share with the organisations our team support. Reimagine Teams is another set of compelling
» Who We Are
The Outcome Delivery Network (ODN) Ltd was established to provide a unique service both to corporate clients and for small specialist consultancies.
In an entirely novel approach, ODN Ltd unites clients and consultancies and IP within a single brand to provide an innovative, powerful and value-adding service to address change leadership and benefits realisation challenges.
» What We Do
Above all, we provide innovative ideas, methods and coaching in Change Leadership and Assurance of Outcome Delivery.
We join clients and members in a single gateway to an unrivalled range of leading IP in the field of change leadership and change management, using our AOD approach framework that has a proven history and track record in delivering results successfully.
» Our Vision and Massive Transformative Purpose
To delight clients and our members by using an approach recognised as the gamechanger in achieving successful change across all sectors.
Moreover, we bring together a range of specialist consultancies and their IP integrated to create unique solutions and access to services, so delivering outstanding outcomes.
What do you want to do?
As part of the creation and prioritisation of a list of ambitious outcomes from the Leicestershire Police Chief Officer Team and the Police and Crime Commissioner, using ODN’s Assured Outcome
ODN are delighted to welcome a new member who will provide new insights to our team and our clients. Mark Samuel is the CEO and Founder of IMPAQ and has
A video created by ODN and Tigershark - click read more - was launched at the recent Police Digital Summit, illustrating PDS Board Members digital ambitions, with hundreds of
- Assured Outcome Delivery (AOD)TM
- Preparing Better, Leading Brilliantly
- Delivering Projects and Programmes Smarter
- Harvesting Benefits on Schedule
- Capability Development and Coaching
- Flexible style of supporting clients and members
- Formal training, qualifications and coaching
- Range of AOD Toolkits for sharing and coaching
- Interim Resources
- Range of Interim Resource Specialisms, all skilled in AOD
- Strategic Advisors & Change Delivery Teams
- Business Development and Bid Leadership
Since the first time I met Steve he has talked my language - simple and straight forward. We recently embarked on 4 game changing projects which Steve very quickly grasped, and then got down on paper a plan to deliver. I underestimated the stakeholder management part that Steve would play in getting the affected teams on board. The transformation programme is ahead of schedule, on budget and also now attracting positive attention from elsewhere in the group.
Personally Steve is a brass tacks kind of person who can communicate at the board level one minute and at the front line the next adapting his approach to suit the circumstances. He is very driven, knowledgeable and starts every project with the end in sight, utilising his very simple but effective Assured Outcome Delivery (AOD) approach, he cleverly sets measurable targets for some un-measurable things. He is also well networked and respected by his peers and is someone I would have no problem recommending to do a similar exercise - just not till the one he's working on for me is finished!
Finance Director, Balfour Beatty Power Transmission & Distribution
The team from ODN has been excellent to work with and really gelled with our internal staff to form a true partnership in delivering the outcomes required on time and within budget, using their innovative approach to change leadership and benefits realisation called Assured Outcome Delivery (AOD).
There has been a relentless focus on the outcome often entailing long hours from the ODN team to ensure deadlines are met but they have always managed to make time for coaching and knowledge sharing with our internal team. The new Digital Services strategy, operating model, organisational structure and transformation plan, designed and delivered as part of this engagement, are centred on best practice but tailored to work in our organisation and based on our local context. ODN played a pivotal role in developing the outline business case for service transformation which was well received by Chief Officers and PCCs as it was easily understood and articulated a compelling and robust case for change. The AOD methodology brought in by ODN is now being used to review 19 other support services to policing within the alliance, which is a clear indication of how successful this engagement has been.
Head of ICT Warwickshire Police & West Mercia Police, now National Enabling Programme Director
I with others attended one of ODN’s Assured Outcome Delivery (AOD) courses. I was new to the change world and found the change leadership and benefits realisation course informative and practical, providing a toolkit that would improve programme and project performance. He was engaging and always willing to spend time with individuals to empty his vast experience. I have used the AOD learning in my current role to great effect.
Superintendent Jason Downes
Based on my own experience, I would recommend Steve for his grasp of the bigger picture, his ability to enthuse those around him and his determination to consistently deliver against client's expectations.
Chair of CIPFA Scotland
I have been impressed with the coaching skills and innovative approach shown by the ODN team in helping us accelerate our support services redesign. Their Assured Outcome Delivery approach to benefits realisation helped leaders prioritise our improvement efforts, and produce a high level business case quickly. ODN have helped us introduce shared services concepts and professionalised support ethos with their coaching and transformation toolset and ideas. ODN enabled us to focus on the right things to achieve the greatest benefit. With their help, we have already identified improvement options to deliver benefits in excess of the target we were set.
Head of Business Support
I have no hesitation in providing Steve with a first class reference. Over 4 years I formed a view of Steve as an intelligent, professional, dedicated and hard working individual. During his time with Capgemini, he performed the role of Consulting Manager, responsible for the development of a significant (multi-million £) public sector advisory business, on-going management of key accounts, client care and delivery management. Steve's reliable performance, tenacity and can-do attitude earned him high regard by me and fellow managers. One of the key attributes he displayed within this role was his ability to form strong, trusted relationships with clients, and gain respect and support from colleagues.
Partner, Ernst & Young
I worked with Steve on a number of assignments. Steve is passionate about what he does and focuses 100% on achieving positive results for his client. He is tenacious in pursuit of the desired outcomes. He has a 'can-do' type of attitude and always addresses challenges head-on.
Director - Consulting at PwC Australia
Having worked with Steve for almost two years through the bidding, mobilisation and transition phases of a complex public sector contract I cannot recommend him highly enough. Steve brings drive, enthusiasm and innovation to everything that he does. He was a major contributor to everything that we did and I personally learnt an awful lot from him. He also brought a unique combination of strategic vision, structure and process to change leadership and benefits realisation and without him the levels of success that we achieved would have been severely diminished. Steve builds confidence through competence with stakeholders at all levels.
Commercial Lead at Balfour Beatty Workplace, on a contract that employed 9 members of ODN
We needed a team with the right skills and level of influence to make sure we delivered a game changing programme with a legacy of sustainable change leadership and business benefits. We selected ODN because of their cultural fit knowledge and absolute commitment to delivering business outcomes. Every day had its challenges and every day was a school day but everyone on the programme was proud of what was achieved with the collaboration and guidance of ODN.
Transformation Programme Manager, Balfour Beatty
Steve's ability to build and lead high performance teams is second to none. Based on a strong commercial drive to win Steve builds both solid, trusted, relationships with customers as well as with colleagues. I have had a fun time with hard work and long days where we shared numerous laughs for the necessary stress reliefs. Steve is a fine person to work with and is a reliable experienced executive.
Chief Technology Officer BNV Mobility at Egis Projects
Assured Outcome Delivery (AOD) is an approach that provides a refreshing and realistic methodology to deliver change and benefits that builds on the traditional approaches and applies simple and different techniques that focus on determining and delivering the business outcomes that stakeholders want over delivering the process of change. The Outcome Delivery Network has provided Leicestershire Police with an excellent, comprehensive, interactive and virtual training programme led by extremely knowledgeable, experienced and engaging trainers that has provided us with a detailed understanding of the AOD approach and practical application of the toolset that we continue to apply in our policing work today.
Head of Change, Leicestershire Police
Steve’s approach in Benefits Realisation challenged the way our client team engaged in defining the benefits available to staff and customers alike from Glasgow’s city centre office modernisation programme. The benefit projections that resulted from this work identified the wide spectrum of opportunities available to Glasgow City Council which could deliver savings over and above the initial property running cost savings envisaged.
Managing Director Serco Defence
I am pleased to be able to provide a testimony based on our experience of the Outcome Delivery Network for the period to the end of March 2021. They have demonstrated their experience and expertise whilst engaging with our Board, senior stakeholders and customers and supporting the Company’s evolution in to the Police Digital Service. The ODN team’s passion, expertise and experience is clear from the first engagement and has helped me develop a functional design, new structure and comprehensive cost model as a base to provide a brand new service to policing and law enforcement. We have examined and seen forces utilising the Assured Outcome Delivery (AOD) approach to change leadership and benefits realisation to great effect and the ‘Show Me Events’ work with Policing and Stakeholders has helped me articulate quickly and concisely what was needed to help with the organisational redesign. ODN have been a valued transformation advisor and partner who have definitely assisted in developing the roadmap for the evolution of the Company and it is in this vein that I recommend Steve and his team.
Chief Executive Officer, Police Digital Service
We have found the ODN team to comprise experienced and credible staff with a wealth of relevant and transferable experience. That said they have also demonstrated and understanding (and affinity) with policing. They have been able to establish strong working relationships with our key decision makers and, to their credit, have not shirked from delivering some hard messages as part of their feedback. In short, a willingness and ability to take on tough assignments, really flexible and responsive approach and a consistent desire to ensure a wider fit with our culture and values.
Chairman of the Police Business Change Council
ODN worked with us to develop our strategy to embed more mature benefits management practices. They leveraged years of experience in the field to drive innovation in our benefits realisation thinking and help us develop plans. Their team provided coaching in managing the change and valuable insight into the transition plan including the management of senior stakeholders. Their consultants are always approachable and happy to help providing strong guidance focused on delivering results.
Portfolio Change Planning Manager Yorkshire Building Society Group
** The Outcome Delivery Network Approach ideas in AOD are a further development from the concepts based in Isochron’s Dimension4 method