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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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Limited Time Only – Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals!

Aspire Europe are joining in with the Black Friday deals hitting the high street this weekend and the Cyber Monday deals hitting yourblack-friday screens next week.

For a limited time only when you purchase one of our foundation eLearning courses (£199), you’ll receive access to the practitioner course absolutely FREE! Making you a saving of £99 this Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

The courses this is applicable for are;

  • PRINCE2®
  • MSP® (Managing Successful Programmes)
  • P3O® (Project, Programme and Portfolio Office)
  • MoP® (Management of Portfolio)
  • M_o_R® (Management of Risk)
  • Change Management
  • Managing Benefits

Get in touch now to secure your deal!

Simply contact us either by email at theacademyteam@aspireeurope.com or alternatively give us a call on 01275 848099 for more information.

M_o_R®, MoP®, MSP®, P3O® and PRINCE2® are [registered] trade marks of AXELOS Limited, used under permission of AXELOS Limited. All rights reserved

 

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Aspire Europe YouTube Channel

We have been working on our You Tube channel over the past few weeks to bring you a host of video content from programme life cycles, benefits/risk/assurance (etc.) management to revision tips on how to successfully pass your exam.

We aim to keep the videos to no longer than 10 minutes to cover key topics for busy people on the go – admittedly with such a passionate team with a wealth of knowledge to share this wasn’t an easy task…

Here is a behind the scenes shot of Aspire Europe’s managing director, Rod Sowden recording a video on programme organisation.rs-video-recording

Rod Sowden is the lead author for a number of publications including MSP®, P3M3® and more recently released survival guides for senior responsible owners, programme managers and business change managers which he regularly refers to throughout the videos. Click here for more information on the publications we have available.

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

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

Tel: +44 (0) 1275 848099
Email: enquiries@aspireeurope.com

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eLearning Discounts for Students to Kick Start Careers

Nelson Mandela stated “education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world” and at Aspire we understand the importance of providing skills and training for future generations to ensure they get the best start in their careers.

Mark Zuckerberg was just 20 years old when he launched Facebook from his Harvard University dorm and it is now the largest social media platform in the world. We are therefore offering 20% off all of our eLearning courses to all A-level and University (or equivalent) students that are in full time education to kick start their careers.

Students will receive 1 year’s access to their chosen courses that can be completed in their own time and at their own pace. We have the facilities for online exams to be sat 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, anywhere in the world, so you can become a PRINCE2® practitioner without leaving your living (or dorm) room!

For more information, or if you know someone who may be interested, contact us today:

E: theacademyteam@aspireeurope.com
T: +44 (0) 1275 848 099

Or get social:

Linkedin: aspire-academy
Twitter: @AspireEurope
You Tube: @AspireEurope
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P3M3® at Network Rail

Aspire Europe are pleased to announce that they have been awarded the Network Rail P3M3® assessment contract for 2016/17.

Managing Director, Rod Sowden said “This is one of the largest and most prestigious P3M3 contracts and certainly the biggest since we undertook the whole of Queensland Government in 2012. The team are elated to have won it but we are under no illusions how tough it will be to meet the exacting time frames and standards demanded by Network Rail”

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