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Overview of P3M3® [video]

In this video, Rod Sowden (P3M3 joint lead author 2015) provides an overview of the P3M3 model, some of the history and how the model works:

We hope you enjoy it!

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MSP® Governance Theme Overviews

Rod Sowden the Aspire Europe Managing Director (and lead author of the current version of MSP®) gives quick overviews to the governance theme chapters of the MSP manual, in the below playlist.

Hope you find the videos useful!

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Got an idea for a video you would like to see? We would love to hear from you:

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Email: enquiries@aspireeurope.com

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Health Service Executive, Ireland – P3M3 contract

Aspire Europe Ltd are very pleased to announce that they  have been awarded the contract to undertake a full diagnostic P3M3® assessment by HSE Ireland.

Rod Sowden, Managing Director said “We are really pleased to have won this contract and undertake our first P3M3 assessment in the Republic of Ireland, we are really looking forward to working with them in the coming months”.

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Aspire Assess Brochure Released

Here at Aspire Europe we are pleased to unveil our new Aspire Assess (our assessment and assurance division) brochure.

P3M3 cube

View the Aspire Europe brochure here.

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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 need to have gates:

  1. Keeps the volume of projects and programmes under control
  2. Provides the organisation with a stop lever
  3. Reduces the likelihood of programme or project failure
  4. Provides the basis for improving knowledge management
  5. Protects accountable individuals
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How to achieve Integrated Assurance?

Integrated Assurance is a very popular topic at the moment; however, most organisations have a fragmented approach to how it is achieved. To have an integrated approach requires multiple layers in the organisation to function coherently. This article explains how to achieve this integration.
The three tier approach clarifies how the models (and terms) fit together:
  1. Organisational capability – assessed using P3M3® and identifies your systemic strengths and weaknesses which can be addressed
  2. Programme and project viability – assessed by independent or peer assurance to provide an objective assessment of the likelihood of success
  3. Gate reviews – line management decisions on whether to continue to invest in the idea
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What is Integrated Assurance?

Integrated Assurance is a term that has become common parlance over the last 5 or 6 years. The origins of the concept were the UK government monitoring of the London Olympics. It was such a complex programme with so many governance bodies wanting to satisfy themselves that everything was going well that people with in the programme were almost professional interviewees.

However, there is little definition around what integrated assurance actually is, for those of you that have an interest in this, we have found this useful article by KPMG that provides a useful overview of the “Three lines of defence” concept.

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