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Why is learning from failure so difficult?

One of the great mysteries is why is it we keep making the same mistakes or doing blindingly stupid things. The P3M industry is just a reflection of wider society, as programmes and projects fail repeatedly for  the same reasons, yet each time it seems to come as a complete surprise.

TSO asked Aspire Europe to write the guest article for their website, so we decided to focus on this topic and share our insights. We hope you find the article useful

If just one word from this article triggers a thought or an idea that improves your performance at any time in the future, then it will have been worthwhile.

 

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Paul Mansell accepts role as Chair of Aspire Europe

As part of the continuing development of Aspire Europe, we are very pleased to announce that Paul Mansell has accepted the offer to take on the role of Chairman in a non executive capacity.

Rod Sowden, founder and Managing Director said “I am so please that Paul has accepted this role. He has a fantastic track record in our industry with numerous major assignments during his career that our team can benefit from; he was one of the driving forces behind the growth of Moorhouse and we hope we can benefit from that insight. He has been great support over the last few years in an informal capacity so I am really pleased that we have found a way to formalise this”

For more information on Paul, please check out his LinkedIn profile

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Aspire Europe appoint Ed Brown as Aspire Assess Director

We are very pleased to announce that Ed Brown has joined us from HKA (Hill International). 

He is taking responsibility for our Aspire Assess brand, which incorporates our P3M3® assessments, assurance and advisory services, including the supporting  frameworks, methods and tools that go with them.

Rod Sowden, Managing Director of Aspire Europe explains “Having Ed onboard is great news, he brings a completely different view, skillset and perspective on the world with a buildings and physical infrastructure background and a track record in very large consultancies such as Aecom, which is invaluable to us at this stage of our growth”.

Ed completes the new Aspire Europe management team for the time being after the appointment of  Chris Moore as the Aspire Accelerate director in May this year, and the arrival of Penny Lister and Neil Kay to manage the Aspire Academy services.

If you would like to find out a bit more about  Ed, check out his LinkedIn profile, where he has written an open letter about why he is joining the Aspire Europe.

P3M3® is a [registered] trade mark of AXELOS Limited, used under permission of AXELOS Limited. All rights reserved.

 

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“What’s your problem?” A guide to the benefits of Investment Logic Mapping

This guide by Ed Brown (Aspire Assess Director) outlines why you should use Investment Logic Mapping (ILM) and the good value the use of ILM will bring to your investments. They’re a powerful and extremely cost-effective way to bring shape and structure to your investment before you head off into expensive blind alleys.

If you find the article useful – please let us know

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Aspire Europe YouTube Channel

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.rs-video-recording

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
Email: enquiries@aspireeurope.com

MSP® and P3M3® are [registered] trade marks of AXELOS Limited, used under permission of AXELOS Limited. All rights reserved.

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Aspire Assess Brochure Released

Here at Aspire Europe we are pleased to unveil our new Aspire Assess (our assessment and assurance division) brochure.

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View the Aspire Europe brochure here.

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Programme Management – PMI or MSP – which one is for you?

In the world, there are two main programme management frameworks, the MSP® framework which we have been so heavily involved in, and the PMI Programme Management framework from the US based community.

We were commissioned to write a paper comparing the two approaches and we thought this article would be an interesting reference point if you are looking to develop programme management understanding.

The overwhelming conclusion of this article is that organisations delivering programmes need to exploit the strengths of both approaches and once understood; they are surprisingly compatible and build on the strengths and weaknesses of each other rather than proposing opposing approaches.

The article has been written by Rod Sowden, lead author for MSP® 2007 and 2011.

MSP® is a [registered] trade mark of AXELOS Limited, used under permission of AXELOS Limited. All rights reserved

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