Category Archives: Programme and Project framework

An Overview of P3M3® Version 3

In June this year, AXELOS finally released the much awaiting revamped version of P3M3®. Two and a half years in development, and drawing on the lessons from the highly successful 2008 version, the makeover of the product had to reflect the increasing maturity and changing dynamics in the industry.

Since P3M3® version 2 was released in 2008 over 500 assessments have been undertaken with hundreds more using the self-assessment tools. In Australia and New Zealand the governments mandated their departments to have capability assessments using P3M3®, in the UK it was a softer approach, but most central government departments, and many local governments, have benefited from an assessment. The evidence of the benefits was highlighted by Transport for London, who claimed savings of £1bn from improving their maturity.

Our Managing Director Rod Sowden (P3M3® lead author 2008 and joint lead author 2015) has recently written an useful overview article on P3M3® Version 3. If you want to find out more about the new version click here to read the article.

P3M3® is a registered trade mark of AXELOS Limited.

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What is Integrated Assurance?

Integrated Assurance is a term that has become common parlance over the last 5 or 6 years. The origins of the concept were the UK government monitoring of the London Olympics. It was such a complex programme with so many governance bodies wanting to satisfy themselves that everything was going well that people with in the programme were almost professional interviewees.

However, there is little definition around what integrated assurance actually is, for those of you that have an interest in this, we have found this useful article by KPMG that provides a useful overview of the “Three lines of defence” concept.

Enjoy

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Introduction to the new version of P3M3®

On Wednesday 18th November 2015, the Aspire Europe Managing Director Rod Sowden (P3M3 lead author 2008 and joint lead author 2015) will be presenting the Introduction to the new version of P3M3, APM event.

P3M3 Version 3 was released earlier this summer by AXELOS to build on the success of the 2008 version in the global private and public sectors.

This session will introduce the concepts of maturity models and how they have been successfully adopted by the P3M industry. Rod will explain the new model, what the changes are, why they were needed and what impact they are likely to have. The event will include anecdotes and examples from as far afield as New Zealand and China and how local organisations in the South West have used it.

For more information on the event, please go here

P3M3® is a registered trade mark of AXELOS Limited.

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New APM webinar: PMO competences and career paths with the new APM Competence Framework

One of our team recently dialled in to this new webinar from APM delivered by Eileen Roden and Simon George.

The webinar shows you how the PMO function has been accounted for in the new framework and demonstrates how the framework:

  • Enables you to identify strengths and development needs to support your career progression
  • Provides you with clearly defined competences with outcome focused performance indicators
  • Can be used by PMOs and PMO professionals (source APM)

They had this to say after attending it – It was interesting to learn about the roles and responsibility within a PMO – I would very much like to work in a PMO, than be the project manager!

I wonder if everyone who attended has had that thought?

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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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Introducing the Align Framework

The Align Framework is the market leading Portfolio, Programme and Project Management framework developed by Aspire Europe to support organisations wishing to raise their performance and maturity.

The first version was released in 2009 as a programme management method, that turned MSP from a framework into a method that could be used by a number of programmes.

In 2012 the project management method was added along with portfolio management.

The framework is built upon the best of public best practice, but with the Aspire Europe IPR added to take the best of all worlds and integrate the models.

For an overview of the framework place click here  or go to the Aspire Europe website at http://www.aspireeurope.com

Rod Sowden, Managing Director Aspire Europe said “We have been working on the Align Framework concept for 5 years, it is specifically designed to meet the requirements of P3M3 maturity level 3, it is a fully configured framework that the client can adopt in the standard format or customise to reflect their own culture and vocabulary. In one step they have the capability to improve control and performance their challenge is then to migrate to the new working environment, which we can help with too”

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Alpha Project Managers

Want to know what the Top 2% know that everyone else does not?

Follow this link – to the Project Management – Alpha Study (by Andy Crowe) to find out

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