Category Archives: Programme & Portfolio Office

Undisputed Thought Leadership

Anyone can claim to be at the leading edge of the industry or a thought leader, but how many people put themselves ‘out there’ and go9237 IBP Stamp_Author WHITE into print as authors securing the backing of one of the world’s leading publishing companies like The TSO?

As evidence of our unique position, we have summarised here how we have contributed to the development of the programme and project management profession through leading the development and authorship of several publications!

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Congratulations Plymouth City Council

Congratulations to our customers at Plymouth City Council, achieving a 100% pass rate for their P3O® Foundation qualifications.

And well done to Nick Carter, our trainer, for helping them achieve a full house.

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Aspire Europe Course Summary

Aspire Europe offer a range of training solutions to support organisations in delivering their change effectively, many of our courses offer formal qualifications that are unique to Aspire Europe Ltd to help motivate and recognise the achievements of your teams.

Training is only one element of raising your capability and improving performance, the proof of the pudding is whether the new skills and knowledge is put into action back in the business. A maturity assessment to identify your strengths and weaknesses and using training as a vehicle to underpin improvements is an essential element of the improvement mix. We can offer a skills matrix for each of the key roles in change to help you target your training, and can conduct a maturity assessment using P3M3® to provide you with a baseline.

View our complete course summary here

P3M3® is a registered trade mark of AXELOS Limited.

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Solving the Riddle of Integrating Assurance

Integrated Assurance is a very popular topic at the moment; however, most organisations have a fragmented approach to how it 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
  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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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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Aspire Academy average exam pass rate

We at Aspire Europe are pleased to announced that result statistics from the exam institute show our average pass rate across all our products and qualification levels is a 97% success rate over the past year!

Well done the Academy Team.

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Portfolio Management Insight

Portfolio Management involves the collection in one place of relevant information about the organisation’s investment initiatives including programmes and projects and aligning their delivery with strategic objectives, business requirements and the organisation’s capability, capacity (to deliver change and adopt change) and maturity.

There are many examples of organisations improving performance through the adoption of a structured approach to managing their portfolio. Why not have a read about how BT Design used P3O® to create a Centre of Excellence by reading this case study from AXELOS

If you would like something more interactive, this lecture discusses some key principles in strategic portfolio management, prioritising your portfolio, framing and better decision making.

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