Aspire Europe are joining in with the Black Friday deals hitting the high street this weekend and the Cyber Monday deals hitting your 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;
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or alternatively give us a call on 01275 848099 for more information.
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If you want a free knowledge nugget to find out about Risk Management, then this interview is for you.
In this interview Rod Sowden (the Aspire Europe MD) not only explains the MSP® perspective on risk, but also explores the key area of risk aggregation which is key in a programme environment. Without effective risk aggregation management the programme will always be exposed to risks that appear minor at a project level representing a major threat to the programme.
To access the pod-cast, click here
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Risk management is one of those strange things that we know we should do it, but when we do, it doesn’t seem that interesting. We have conducted numerous gateway reviews, health checks and maturity assessments and invariably organizations seem to be just going through the motions, we have termed the phrase “risk watching” rather than managing.
One Programme Director, when considering the MSP® Risk Management Strategy, concluding that whatever he did, risks seemed to happen so their strategy would be not to manage risks but manage them all as issues, pragmatic at least.
So here are our Magnificent Seven for Risk Management:
- The approach aligns with objectives of the initiative – if it is high risk then much more attention should be given to managing them, this can be achieved by putting it at the top of the agenda
- Focus on the threats and understand what could trigger them, far too many programmes and projects focus on the consequences, for example, stakeholder resistance can be the result of poor communications, so it is the impact or effect of the threat of failing to communicate effectively.
- Engage stakeholders in the process of identifying and managing risks, normally business operations will understand the risks much better than project staff so should be fully involved
- Focus on the aggregating effect of risk, a wise man once said the worst thing that happened to risk was the risk register, as it hides the relationship between individual risks.
- Clear and simple guidance that is provided in the context of the organisations vocabulary and culture, don’t overcomplicate guidance with jargon.
- Informs decision making through the availability of current information and that lessons are being learned and shared.
- Innovate in the way risk management information is presented to a programme or project board, avoid laying a large risk register in front of them, keep it simple and they will stay engaged, they don’t want to the initiative to fail, if they are disengaged when discussing risk then rethink the approach – basically worrying about what might go wrong is never going to be fun
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Here at Aspire Europe, we are proud to be providing the keynote speaker (Alan Summerfield) at the International Risk Management Conference.
His keynote speech will be on – “Where does it all go wrong? And what is the best approach for success?”
The 4th annual International Risk Management Conference will take place on May 3, 2016 in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Who should attend: The conference is relevant for anyone working in project management and risk management in the public and private sector
Your outcome: The conference has established a reputation of high quality content, enlightening discussions and solid networking opportunities, so book the date in your calendar.
For more information, please click here
Congratulations to Plymouth City Council for 100% pass rate on their M_o_R® Practitioner exam.
Well done to our trainer Nick Carter who delivered this courses and helped all delegates pass their exams.
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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
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