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PRINCE2 2017 Available Now

With PRINCE2® 2017 launched yesterday for public exams to be held, we are pleased to announce that we are already accredited to offer the new PRINCE2 2017 qualifications.

This means:

  • More guidance on tailoring PRINCE2 to the needs of your organisation
  • More linkage between the themes and principles which underpin PRINCE2
  • Extensive use of case study material to consolidate the elements
  • You can maintain your certification through the new PRINCE2 Membership scheme

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 PRINCE2 2017 update, please click here

If you would like more information, please contact theacademyteam@aspireeurope.com or call 01275 848099

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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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Agile Business Consortium Candidate Membership Offer

Did you know that as a successful AgilePM®, AgileBA® and AgilePgM® candidate you are eligible for one year’s free membership of the Agile Business Consortium? 

Here at Aspire Academy we offer both AgilePM and AgileBA, please contact theacademyteam@aspireeurope.com if interested.

Individual Consortium membership offers the following benefits:

  • 20% discount on items in the Consortium’s webshop
  • Free access to Member Training Days
  • 20% discount on general events such as the Agile Business Conference
  • Free access to the latest templates
  • Discounts on selected events run by partner organizations
  • Belonging to an organisation at the forefront of Agile development

This page, provides an overview of the initiative.

AgilePM® is a registered trademark of Dynamic Systems Development Method Ltd.
AgileBA® is a registered trade mark of Dynamic Systems Development Method Ltd.
AgilePgM™ is a registered trademark of Dynamic Systems Development Method Ltd. All rights reserved.

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MSP® 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 chapter of the MSP manual.

Hope you enjoy!

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Case study – Thameslink – the amazing journey

Late last year we were commissioned to write a lessons learned report on the Network Rail Thameslink programme to enable other organisations to learn from their experiences.

Once we started work it became clear that there had been extensive documentation of lessons throughout the lifecycle, the problem was that people weren’t listening.

The challenge therefore was find a way to communicate the lessons that this amazing programme had faced and how they overcame them and the lessons that others can learn from this experience in a format that could be consumed.

The scale of the assignment has led us to invoke a number of new techniques beyond this case study that enabled key individuals to share their passion, their pains and gain through the use of videos and workshops to ensure their story wont be lost.

Rather than a formal report, we have created a case study and supporting videos to communicate the message. This Thameslink case study provides an insight into workings off a major infrastructure programme, and how they in effect developed and approach that has become the second generation of programme management within Network Rail.

Thameslink review case study

In addition to this report, we also produced a paper on the challenges in general around lessons learned and knowledge sharing, based on our experiences on this assignment.

https://aspireeurope.wordpress.com/2017/02/03/lessons-learned-new-thinking/

 

 

 

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Aspire Academy accredited to deliver AgilePM® and AgileBA® qualifications

Aspire Europe are very pleased to announce that the Aspire Academy is now accredited to offer the AgilePM® and AgileBA® qualifications at both Foundation and Practitioner level.

A major benefit for both courses is 1 year’s free membership to the Agile Business Consortium for successful candidates (at any level).

Individual Consortium membership offers the following benefits:

  • 20% discount on items in the Consortium’s webshop
  • Free access to Member Training Days
  • 20% discount on general events such as the Agile Business Conference
  • Free access to the latest templates
  • Discounts on selected events run by partner organizations
  • Belonging to an organisation at the forefront of Agile development

This page, provides an overview of the initiative.

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

AgilePM® is a registered trademark of Dynamic Systems Development Method Ltd.
AgileBA® is a registered trade mark of Dynamic Systems Development Method Ltd.

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Integrating Assurance to Save Money and Time

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 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. To download an interactive overview of P3M3, please click here
  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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