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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

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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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APM Project Challenge Update

The Aspire Europe APM Project Challenge Team are pleased to announce that they now have reached the delivery milestone set out Project Challenge Photoin the project plan and  have now completed and submitted the project final report. On Monday the 11th of April they will found out if they have been short-listed as finalists. Fingers crossed!

Many Thanks to all those who donated to the project.

Next week, we will be blogging the teams story (in two parts) of working on the project.

For any further information or to make a donation please visit https://www.justgiving.com/Aspire-Europe


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Aspire Europe – the big sporting weekend

This weekend sees two major sporting events for the team at Aspire Europe Ltd.

Team Sky Dive – we are reaching the end of the APM project challenge competition into which Aspire Europe entered two teams. One was made up of in-house team in Portishead the second was for one of our clients, Plymouth City Council.  The big money raising event for the in-house team is a skydive on Friday the 17th March, where two members (Alice Sowden and Sam Jenkins) of the team will be jumping out of an air plane at 15000 feet for a mighty free-fall. More details can be found at the at their just giving page, the beneficiaries will be a local charity that provides education and support to the underprivileged in Africa, and they do this by establishing rugby academies.

Match Sponsorship – Plymouth Argyle v Luton Town – if Sam and Alice survive the sky dive they will be joining the rest of the Aspire team and one or two clients for the  match sponsorship. This is a special occasion for our longest serving member of staff, Mike Moore, who has been a lifelong Luton Town fan, and Rod Sowden (the owner of Aspire) has been a lifelong Plymouth fan, we will sort out office bragging rights at the Theatre of Greens rather than the office for a change. Mike is planning to retire in foreseeable future so we are grabbing this opportunity to make him the guest of honour at the game.

Hopefully everyone out their will have just a good of weekend.

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Meet the guy who founded Aspire Europe Ltd

Plenty of you may have head of him as the lead author of MSP® and P3M3®,  and in the last year, he has released 4 more books, the three MSP® Survival guides and the Practical Guide to Project Planning.

In March 2016 the UK’s leading professional magazine in the portfolio, programme and project management industry,  Project, featured an article on him.

If you want to find out more about him, have a look at the article.

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