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New Appointment at Aspire Accelerate

Aspire Europe are very pleased to announce the appointment of Chris Moore as our new consulting services director. Chris will be taking on responsibility for the Aspire Accelerate brand, which is primarily focused on advisory and delivery support services to our clients.

Chris has extensive experience in the market after 15 years as a director of CMC Partnership, before that he led WS Atkins IT project management consultancy. For more information on Chris – https://lnkd.in/drU3__s

Rod Sowden, Managing Director, Aspire Europe Ltd said “We believe that we are incredibly fortunate to have attracted Chris, he has exactly the experience that we are looking for to take our delivery support proposition on to the next level in the coming years and he will significantly strengthen our management team”

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PRINCE2® 2017 – Download a free chapter

The new Managing Successful Projects with PRINCE2 guidance is published next week (18/05/2017) and can be pre-ordered from here

But if you can’t wait until then, you can download the Content summary and Chapter 4, Tailoring and adopting PRINCE2, of Managing Successful Projects with PRINCE2® (2017 Edition) to get an exclusive preview of the updated guidance.

The above download requires a log in (it is quick and easy to create a user profile).

PRINCE2® is a [registered] trade marksof AXELOS Limited, used under permission of AXELOS Limited. All rights reserved.

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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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PRINCE2® 2017 update

In January 2017 our partners and owners of PRINCE2®, AXELOS, announced the upcoming arrival of updated PRINCE2® guidance and Foundation and Practitioner examinations. Together, these form the PRINCE2 2017 update and represent the first major revision of PRINCE2 since 2009. Below is a  video (from AXELOS) introducing the update:

The PRINCE2 update will see a new edition of the PRINCE2 manual (which is available for pre-order), plus updated training materials and Foundation and Practitioner examinations. These will be launched in mid-2017. The update is seen as evolutionary and new manual has:

  • Stronger emphasis on tailoring.
  • Guidance throughout the book on how to tailor.
  • More linkage between the themes and Principles.
  • More guidance through tailoring on how to use PRINCE2 in the environment.

We will bring more updates as they come.

PRINCE2® is a [registered] trade marksof AXELOS Limited, used under permission of AXELOS Limited. All rights reserved.

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Lessons learned – new thinking

In general, lessons learned are rarely learned. butterfliesResearch and general knowledge about what causes programme and project failure has abounded for years, yet the same things keep happening, so what can we do to help.

As an example of this problem, for the last 20 years in the UK, the world of best practice (originated by the OGC) illustrates the issue. We wrote Managing Successful Programmes (MSP®), and it was written on the assumption that audiences already had experience of programme management, understood programme management and wanted to improve.  The reality is that people read the book as part of a course and never look at it again.

The work of P3M3® has shown that although the knowledge has been absorbed temporarily for the examination, it is not sufficiently understood to enable deployment in the real world as the courses are attended by inexperienced individuals unable or unauthorised to deploy the knowledge they have in the real world. For more on this, click here

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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!

Click here to visit our channel and keep an eye out for more videos coming soon.

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Aspire Academy Goes Public!

Aspire Academy returns to London, Manchester and Bristol with our NEW Public Schedule in these locations!

We are excited to announce our expanding public schedule in London, Manchester and Bristol to make our courses more accessible and affordable. We are committed to offering distinctive and high quality courses at a competitive price. Please check out our special launch prices for the New Year for  MSP® and APMP or click here for our public schedule.

What makes us your best option for classroom training?

  • We’re in the Top 10% of the Top 500 training companies for performance!
  • 97% pass rate over the last 12 years!
  • We have delivered over 10,000 days training and over 5,000 qualifications!
  • Consistently high standard of delivery from our experienced trainers!
  • A complimentary 1 year licence for one user to select one of the following APMG accredited! Foundation and Practitioner eLearning courses: PRINCE2®, MSP®, P3O®, MoP®, M_o_R®, Change Management or Managing Benefits!
  • Exceptional standard training venues in central locations!
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