Category Archives: Portfolio Management

Portfolio offices play a key role in strategy delivery – Forrester research

In this article by Forrester Consulting, they have written an excellent paper on how strategic PMOs play a key role in increasing an organisations ability to deliver the right projects in the right way, thus improving organisational performance and agility.

It includes an interesting section about the triggers for PMOs taking on this strategic relevance, not surprisingly, most are linked to a corporate calamity of some sort or a new CEO who is a believer.

Their findings illustrate that the critical success factors include:

  • They have a seat at the executive table
  • They are a critical part of the strategic planning process
  • They embrace core competencies
  • They use consistent objectives across industries and regions

For those of you that are familiar with Eileen Roden’s P3O®, some of this will be old news but it is still a very interesting article with current examples.

P3O® is a [registered] trade mark of AXELOS Limited, used under permission of AXELOS Limited. All rights reserved.

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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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Implementing P3O® – Latte experience of portfolio, program and project offices

In this short vodcast (from our partners at CC Learning in Brisbane) Elissa Farrow, a trainer at CC Learning, talks about Implementing P3O® within an organisation. Specifically she discusses the hub and spoke model of Portfolio, program and project offices.

We hope you find it useful!

P3O® is a [registered] trade mark of AXELOS Limited, used under permission of AXELOS Limited. All rights reserved.

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AXELOS August Flash Sale

This month you can get a copy of Management of Portfolios (MoP®) and P3O® (as well as all other AXELOS publications available from TSO) at a 25% discount, please contact us for more details.

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

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5 key principles of MoP® – Latte experience of Management of Portfolios

Here is an excellent vodcast about the 5 key principles of MoP® from our partners in Australia, CC Learning.

Hope you enjoy!

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Congratulations!

Congratulations to Rovsing Management for 100% pass rate on their MoP® Foundation exams.

Well done to our trainer Alan Summerfield who delivered this course and helped all delegates pass their exams.

 

MoP® is a registered trade mark of AXELOS Limited.

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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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