Category Archives: Project Management

5 lessons for the unwary – Agile PM

Over the last year or two we have reviewed a number of programmes and projects that are using an “agile” approach. There are a number of common problems that have come to light that should be of interest to any organisation setting out on an agile endeavour for the first time.

Agile, Lean or project management are not cures for unproductive or incompetent teams, weak leadership or poor performance management. All methods have their place and can add value and improve performance, but none on their own are a panacea as they all depend on the capability of the people involved.

This article sets out some of the key lessons that we have taken from our reviews.aspire-logo

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Our books – Practical guides to getting things done – 10% off!

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 go into print as authors securing the backing of one the world’s leading publishing companies like TSO?

As evidence of our unique position, we have listed below where we have contributed to the development of the programme and project management profession through leading the development and authorship of the following publications. For all of the below publications, we are able to offer a 10% discount (off the listed price) if bought through us. Contact us to find out more

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Agile Project Management – 5 lessons for the unwary

Over the last year or two we have reviewed a number of programmes and projects that are using an “agile” approach. There are a number of common problems that have come to light that should be of interest to any organisation setting out on an agile endeavour for the first time.

Agile, Lean or project management are not cures for unproductive or incompetent teams, weak leadership or poor performance management. All methods have their place and can add value and improve performance, but none on their own are a panacea as they all depend on the capability of the people involved.

This article sets out some of the key lessons that we have taken from our reviews.aspire-logo

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12 things you should know about PMQ (APMP)

APM – Project Management Qualification (PMQ) is the flagship qualification of the Association for Project Management. Tens of thousands of project managers have chosen to obtain the internationally recognised International Project Management Association Level D certification.

If the below is of interest to you, then come join us in Manchester for our upcoming 5 day PMQ course on 13th – 17th February and gain your PMQ qualification with one of our experienced trainers. Click here for more details

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Black Friday Deals – Discounted APMP Public Course

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Location – Manchester

Price – Formerly £1,700 now £1,275 per person (the cheapest course in the North!)

When – 13th-17th February 2017

The APM – Project Management Qualification is knowledge based and allows candidates to demonstrate understanding of all elements of project management.

Course Benefits

  • Application of APM glossary terminology
  • Increased confidence to delegates in real world application of project management
  • Thorough coverage of applicable APM Bok6 knowledge areas
  • Delegates will be fully prepared to take the PMQ (APMP) examination

What is included in the course?

  • A 5 day course delivered by a qualified and experienced trainer
  • PFQ eLearning will be included as part of the pre-course
  • The APM Project Management Qualification – Study Guide
  • PMQ examination
  • 1 year free access to any of our following (APMG accredited) Foundation and Practitioner eLearning courses; PRINCE2®, MSP®, MoP®, M_o_R®, P3O®, Change Management and Managing Benefits (License valid for 12 months upon completion of  the PMQ course)
  • Refreshments including lunch, tea and coffee

Please contact coursemanager@aspireeurope.com for more information or alternatively please call our office on 01275 848099.

Please note all prices are exclusive of VAT.

 

 

 

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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.

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How to enhance your career prospects with APMP

Adding the APMP qualification to your CV will enhance your career prospects. This qualification is not something that the average project manager is undertaking so when you go through a course with an accredited training organisation, it speaks volumes for you. This 5 day course is appropriate for people working in the management of projects ranging from individual assignments through to large capital projects or company organisational changes.

Visit our website for more information about our upcoming APMP course.

Hear about the benefits from three holders of the qualification and three corporate representatives who have embedded it into their organisations, below:

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