Assurance – is it a bureaucratic burden or an effective way to avoid failure? It will largely depend on whether you are in a team being challenged or an executive with personal accountability for the result. Most organisations have a fragmented approach to how integrated assurance is achieved. To have an integrated approach requires multiple […]
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Free Programme Management Interactive Executive Briefing!
This interactive briefing outlines the key concepts of programme management and the principal roles and themes that make programmes distinctive from portfolios and projects. It is in the form of an interactive PDF to make it a little bit more interestting Right click and save as this link to download the interactive briefing, please view it […]
Benefits Management in a Nutshell
Rod Sowden the Aspire Europe Managing Director (and lead author of the current versions of MSP® and P3M3®) talks about Benefits Management. In this video, he focuses on how benefits should work and provides helpful hints on elephant traps you don’t want to fall into Hope you enjoy! Visit and Subscribe to our NEW YouTube Channel […]
12 things you should know about PMQ (APMP)
APM – Project Management Qualification (PMQ) is the flagship qualification of the Association for Project Management. Tens of thousands of project managers have chosen to obtain the internationally recognised International Project Management Association Level D certification. If we can help with your professional development – let us know and we will let you know how […]
Programme Management Business Case in a Nutshell
Rod Sowden the Aspire Europe Managing Director (and lead author of the current versions of MSP® and P3M3®) talks about the Business Case works at the programme level. Hope you enjoy! Visit and Subscribe to our NEW YouTube Channel here MSP® and P3M3® are [registered] trade marks of AXELOS Limited, used under permission of AXELOS Limited. […]
A Practical Guide to Project Planning: Ten Key things
Ten things that will you find in the Practical Guide to project planning – a step by step guide that you won’t find in otherplanning books: It is written with you in mind! We are not expecting you to be a guru, building the Olympic Park or managing High Speed 2, everyday projects are hard enough […]
Decision Gates – The Ultimate Challenge
Establishing control gates to support effective project and programme management is the hurdle that many organisations seeking P3M3® level 3 status struggle to overcome. We have set out the problems that we have seen organisations face and advice on how to go about implementation, click here for the article Here are five good reasons why you […]
What is programme risk management?
Risk management is one of those strange things that we know we should do it, but when we do, it doesn’t seem that interesting. We have conducted numerous gateway reviews, health checks and maturity assessments and invariably organizations seem to be just going through the motions, we have termed the phrase “risk watching” rather than […]
Is Democracy killing our Infrastructure?
We were fortunate enough to attend a conference where there was a tremendous presentation from one of the grandees of major infrastructure programmes and projects in the UK. He outlined how politics was and has been at the root cause of the degeneration of the UK infrastructure over many generations.I had always thought of the […]
Great news – You can now use our eLearning from your mobile devices
We are excited to announce that our Aspire Academy eLearning portal now has its own Mobile app out of the box, due to a recent upgrade. With the Moodle Mobile (the official mobile app for Moodle) you can: Browse the content of your courses, even when offline Receive instant notifications of messages and other events […]