When you did your project management training, how much did you do on planning ?
Well here is an indication, APM PMQ has around half a day on planning, and PRINCE2 doesn’t really cover it at all.
That is why we wrote the book, to fill the gaps and help you to be more successful at delivering projects – planning isn’t a set of geeky techniques, it is at the core of everything you do.
Why not have a look at the TSO overview and even if you don’t buy it, we hope it will trigger some ideas or put things from the various bodies of knowledge into context.
We also have a really great 2 day course based on the book, why not give us a call to discuss – we even have it available as an eLearning course.
Investment Logic Mapping was all the rage a few years ago but it has been lost in time. It originated in Australia and provided an approach to developing the justification for a business investment.
ILM is a brilliant way to understand the problem, think about the outcomes and clarify where the costs and benefits sit. They should be made compulsory in all Programme Briefs!
This guide by Ed Brown (Aspire Assess Director) outlines why you should use Investment Logic Mapping (ILM) to see what value the use of ILM will bring to your investments.
It is a powerful and extremely cost-effective way to bring shape and structure to your investment before you head off into expensive blind alleys.
We hope you find this useful
Back in 2008 Aspire Europe started delivering maturity assessments (using P3M3®), part of which is reviewing how effective organisations were at planning. Our experiences from these maturity assessments and working with clients, is that planning is an area of weakness for many organisations. this article goes back to basics and identifies one or two of the reasons for this.
Based on the findings, the P3M3® lead author, Rod Sowden, goes back to basics and identifies one or two of the reasons for this . To read more, click here
If you find the article useful – please let us know
P3M3® is a [registered] trade mark of AXELOS Limited, used under permission of AXELOS Limited. All rights reserved.
In July we posted an analysis of the situation in the wake of the referendum and used the “Managing Successful Programmes” (MSP®) framework to illustrate the steps that any good transformation programme should follow and how these could be applied to Brexit. The original article can be found here
1 month on, we can see that the steps we recommended and the likely solution are coming to life so we thought it useful to illustrate these as any good programme would, with a highlight report, summarising the progress and tracking the activities that MSP recommends for initiating (Identifying) a programme.
Hope you find it useful
Rod Sowden | Managing Director Aspire Europe and Lead author for MSP®
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From our partners in Brisbane, CC Learning this high octane vodcast (see below) outlines the key concepts in the PRINCE2® change theme. The video is presented by their managing director, Scott Spence
Why not take a look at our taster version of the PRINCE2 Foundation course?
PRINCE2® is a [registered] trade mark of AXELOS Limited, used under permission of AXELOS Limited. All rights reserved.
Would you set off on a journey without planning your route first? Effective project planning ensures you reach your project destination on time and on budget. To read more click here
Our recently published book “The practical guide to project planning” has been selected by the publishers as their book of the month for May. This is an exciting development and shows the faith and commitment TSO have for Aspire Europe and the quality of our work.