Late last year, we were commissioned to write a Lessons Learned report on the Network Rail Thameslink programme to enable other organisations to learn from their experiences.
When we commenced work, it became clear that there had been extensive documentation of lessons throughout the lifecycle, but the problem was people weren’t listening.
The challenge therefore was to find a way to communicate the lessons that this amazing programme had faced and how they overcame them and the lessons that others can learn from this experience in a format that could be consumed.
The scale of the assignment has led us to invoke a number of new techniques beyond this case study that enable key individuals to share their passion, pains and gains through the use of videos and workshops to ensure their story would not be lost.
Rather than a formal report, we have created a case study together with supporting videos to communicate the message. This Thameslink case study provides an insight into workings off a major infrastructure programme, and how they in effect developed an approach that has become the second generation of programme management within Network Rail.
Thameslink review case study
In addition to this Case study, we also produced a paper on the challenges in general around lessons learned and knowledge sharing, based on our experiences during this assignment.
Aspire Europe are pleased to announce that Eileen Roden has accepted a non executive director role at the Aspire Academy.
Rod Sowden, Managing Director, Aspire Europe said “We are very pleased that Eileen has accepted the non executive role on our board. We have had a close relationship with Eileen since her PMP days and she is already our P3O® lead trainer, one of our P3M3® assessors and looks after a number of key clients. Eileen has a massive reputation in the P3M industry with a huge depth of knowledge around PMOs and is a fellow lead author as well, so always has an eye on developing trends but most of all, she is also great fun to have around !”
For more information on Eileen, please check out her LinkedIn profile
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Welcome to the Aspire Academy for Penny Lester who has just joined us to take over from Alice Martin, who has moved back to London and a wonderful career opportunity.
We are very excited about having Penny as the public face of Aspire Europe training, she has been involved with learning and development for over 16 years and has extensive range of experience in managing the ongoing, long-term improvement of client employees’ skills, enabling them to fulfil their potential within their organisation and embed their learning.
Penny has been involved the full cycle of training, including programme design, course delivery and impact assessments during her career. Please follow this link to find out more about Penny.
Two of the most established brands in the training market are joining forces to maintain a high quality offering in the AXELOS Limited and APM qualifications market place.
Pearcemayfield were established in 2001 and Aspire Europe in 2004 and both have been active in the development of UK best practice for over 10 years.
No other organisation can offer you the lead authors of MSP®, P3O® and P3M3® alongside key members of the development teams for PRINCE2®, M_o_R® and MoP®. This track record brings authority and experience of the subjects which enables us to provide unique courses.
Rod Sowden, Managing Director of Aspire Europe said “We have worked closely with the Pearcemayfield team since Patrick Mayfield was one of my authoring team for MSP 2007. I’ve always admired their unique approach to the training delivery and their courage to stand by their values in an increasingly commoditised market”.
Richard Rose, CEO of Pearcemayfield “We are really excited about this development with Aspire Europe, we have often shared trainers and other resources so it was only natural to tighten the working relationship when the opportunity arose. We will both continue to deliver high quality courses to both sets of customers but under the Aspire Europe brand in future”.
“I really want to thank all the people that contributed to the successes of Pearcemayfield in the past and look forward to working with them under the Aspire Europe brand in the future” Richard continued.
For enquiries and more details please email email@example.com or give us a call on 01275 848099
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Aspire Europe are very pleased to announce that the Aspire Academy is now accredited to offer the Better Business Case™ qualification at both Foundation and Practitioner level.
We are also in the process of developing eLearning for this product, which will be out this Summer, so stay tuned for more information.
To find out more about the Better Business Cases qualification, please click here
If you would like more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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Did you know that as a successful AgilePM®, AgileBA® and AgilePgM® candidate you are eligible for one year’s free membership of the Agile Business Consortium?
Here at Aspire Academy we offer both AgilePM and AgileBA, please contact email@example.com if interested.
Individual Consortium membership offers the following benefits:
- 20% discount on items in the Consortium’s webshop
- Free access to Member Training Days
- 20% discount on general events such as the Agile Business Conference
- Free access to the latest templates
- Discounts on selected events run by partner organizations
- Belonging to an organisation at the forefront of Agile development
This page, provides an overview of the initiative.
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Aspire Academy returns to London, Manchester and Bristol with our NEW Public Schedule in these locations!
We are excited to announce our expanding public schedule in London, Manchester and Bristol to make our courses more accessible and affordable. We are committed to offering distinctive and high quality courses at a competitive price. Please check out our special launch prices for the New Year for MSP® and APMP or click here for our public schedule.
What makes us your best option for classroom training?
- We’re in the Top 10% of the Top 500 training companies for performance!
- 97% pass rate over the last 12 years!
- We have delivered over 10,000 days training and over 5,000 qualifications!
- Consistently high standard of delivery from our experienced trainers!
- A complimentary 1 year licence for one user to select one of the following APMG accredited! Foundation and Practitioner eLearning courses: PRINCE2®, MSP®, P3O®, MoP®, M_o_R®, Change Management or Managing Benefits!
- Exceptional standard training venues in central locations!
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In this video, Alice Martin the Aspire Academy Operations Manager tells you how to save money on training.
We have eLearing discounts for students to help kick start careers. More on this here
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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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We have been working on our You Tube channel over the past few weeks to bring you a host of video content from programme life cycles, benefits/risk/assurance (etc.) management to revision tips on how to successfully pass your exam.
We aim to keep the videos to no longer than 10 minutes to cover key topics for busy people on the go – admittedly with such a passionate team with a wealth of knowledge to share this wasn’t an easy task…
Here is a behind the scenes shot of Aspire Europe’s managing director, Rod Sowden recording a video on programme organisation.
Rod Sowden is the lead author for a number of publications including MSP®, P3M3® and more recently released survival guides for senior responsible owners, programme managers and business change managers which he regularly refers to throughout the videos. Click here for more information on the publications we have available.
Click here to visit our channel and keep an eye out for more videos coming soon.
Got an idea for a video you would like to see? We would love to hear from you:
Tel: +44 (0) 1275 848099
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