Category Archives: Business Project Management

Aspire Academy accredited to deliver Better Business Cases qualification

Aspire Europe are very pleased to announce that the Aspire Academy is now accredited to offer the Better Business Case™  qualification at both Foundation and Practitioner level.

We are also in the process of developing eLearning for this product, which will be out this Summer, so stay tuned for more information.

To find out more about the Better Business Cases qualification, please click here

If you would like more information, please contact theacademyteam@aspireeurope.com

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The Golden Thread of Planning

Back in 2008 Aspire Europe started delivering maturity assessments (using P3M3®), part of which is reviewing how effective organisations were at planning. Our experiences from these maturity assessments and working with clients, is that planning is  an area of weakness for many organisations. this article goes back to basics and identifies one or two of the reasons for this.

Based on the findings, the P3M3® lead author, Rod Sowden, goes back to basics and identifies one or two of the reasons for this . To read more, click here

If you find the article useful – please let us know

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Black Friday Deals – Discounted APMP Public Course

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Location – Manchester

Price – Formerly £1,700 now £1,275 per person (the cheapest course in the North!)

When – 13th-17th February 2017

The APM – Project Management Qualification is knowledge based and allows candidates to demonstrate understanding of all elements of project management.

Course Benefits

  • Application of APM glossary terminology
  • Increased confidence to delegates in real world application of project management
  • Thorough coverage of applicable APM Bok6 knowledge areas
  • Delegates will be fully prepared to take the PMQ (APMP) examination

What is included in the course?

  • A 5 day course delivered by a qualified and experienced trainer
  • PFQ eLearning will be included as part of the pre-course
  • The APM Project Management Qualification – Study Guide
  • PMQ examination
  • 1 year free access to any of our following (APMG accredited) Foundation and Practitioner eLearning courses; PRINCE2®, MSP®, MoP®, M_o_R®, P3O®, Change Management and Managing Benefits (License valid for 12 months upon completion of  the PMQ course)
  • Refreshments including lunch, tea and coffee

Please contact coursemanager@aspireeurope.com for more information or alternatively please call our office on 01275 848099.

Please note all prices are exclusive of VAT.

 

 

 

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Project Academies – how to set up and gain value

Project Academies – how to set up and gain value from Donnie MacNicol

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How can P3M3® help with your improvement roadmap?

P3M3® (Portfolio, Programme and Project Management Maturity Model) is a credible and proven tool to help us understand our maturity in managing change initiatives, to allow us to better understand what specific improvements in maturity might deliver to us in terms of benefits and strategic advantage, and to allow us to plan our journey to step changes in performance.

If you are new to P3M3 please check out this link

To find out how P3M3 can help with your improvement roadmap, please read this article

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Developing Programme Management Frameworks

No organisation can successfully deliver programmes and projects without an effective framework. Our work on developing the maturity model P3M3® and undertaking assessments of over 100 organisations enabled us to review a wide range of processes, guidance and tools that are used across a range of sectors.

We found:

  • Incomplete frameworks with inadequate lifecycles
  • Frameworks that replicate manuals and basic theory but add no value
  • Roles and responsibilities that are generic, confusing or conflicting
  • Themes, such as risk, that are not connected to the lifecycle or sit in isolation
  • Generic role definitions with no application of the responsibilities
  • Templates that bear no resemblance to the lifecycle or processes
  • Little connection between programme and project management systems
  • Portfolio Management frameworks that fail to address balancing priorities

To overcome this we developed our own Align Framework® and offer it as a fully supported package. If you would like to find out more about the Align Framework®, click here

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Why project planning matters

Would you set off on a journey without planning your route first? Effective project planning ensures you reach your project destination on time and on budget. To read more click here

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