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Developing Programme Management Frameworks

No organisation can successfully deliver programmes and projects without an effective framework. Our work on developing the maturity model P3M3® and undertaking assessments of over 100 organisations enabled us to review a wide range of processes, guidance and tools that are used across a range of sectors.

We found:

  • Incomplete frameworks with inadequate lifecycles
  • Frameworks that replicate manuals and basic theory but add no value
  • Roles and responsibilities that are generic, confusing or conflicting
  • Themes, such as risk, that are not connected to the lifecycle or sit in isolation
  • Generic role definitions with no application of the responsibilities
  • Templates that bear no resemblance to the lifecycle or processes
  • Little connection between programme and project management systems
  • Portfolio Management frameworks that fail to address balancing priorities

To overcome this we developed our own Align Framework® and offer it as a fully supported package. If you would like to find out more about the Align Framework®, click here

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PRINCE2® 2017 – Download a free chapter

The new Managing Successful Projects with PRINCE2 guidance is published next week (18/05/2017) and can be pre-ordered from here

But if you can’t wait until then, you can download the Content summary and Chapter 4, Tailoring and adopting PRINCE2, of Managing Successful Projects with PRINCE2® (2017 Edition) to get an exclusive preview of the updated guidance.

The above download requires a log in (it is quick and easy to create a user profile).

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PRINCE2® 2017 update

In January 2017 our partners and owners of PRINCE2®, AXELOS, announced the upcoming arrival of updated PRINCE2® guidance and Foundation and Practitioner examinations. Together, these form the PRINCE2 2017 update and represent the first major revision of PRINCE2 since 2009. Below is a  video (from AXELOS) introducing the update:

The PRINCE2 update will see a new edition of the PRINCE2 manual (which is available for pre-order), plus updated training materials and Foundation and Practitioner examinations. These will be launched in mid-2017. The update is seen as evolutionary and new manual has:

  • Stronger emphasis on tailoring.
  • Guidance throughout the book on how to tailor.
  • More linkage between the themes and Principles.
  • More guidance through tailoring on how to use PRINCE2 in the environment.

We will bring more updates as they come.

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P3M3® at the United Nations

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We would like to share with you an interesting case study about the use of P3M3® at the United Nations.

As an operational arm of the United Nations (UN), the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) helps partners deliver around $1 billion worth of aid and development projects every year. The UNOPS mission is to help people build better lives and countries to achieve sustainable development. UNOPS always aims to satisfy or surpass partner expectations by advancing sustainable implementation practices within the development, humanitarian and peacebuilding context.

UNOPS has over 20 years of experience in providing project management, procurement, and infrastructure services to governments, donors and UN organizations. Within those areas, UNOPS focuses on supplementing partner capacities, improving speed, reducing risks, boosting cost- effectiveness and increasing quality. UNOPS operates across 80 countries with over seven thousand personnel, most of whom work in some of the world’s most challenging places. UNOPS is a self- financing organization with a business model that is unique to other entities in the UN system

To see the full case study, please follow the  link 

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AXELOS August Flash Sale

This month you can get a copy of Management of Portfolios (MoP®) and P3O® (as well as all other AXELOS publications available from TSO) at a 25% discount, please contact us for more details.

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Department for Energy and Climate Change shares its experience with P3M3® v3.0

Back in February we shared the official case study for the Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) and their experience with  P3M3® v3.0.

Following on from this, on the 20 May at 2:oopm GMT Summer Time, AXELOS will be hosting a webinar on – How would you rate the maturity of your project or programme management organization?

This webinar is hosted by AXELOS’ P3M3® SME, Mike Acaster and presented by John Power, former Head of Project Delivery for the UK Government’s Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC). John will share his experiences of how DECC, a department which valued the whole life of its projects at £169 billion, leveraged the P3M3 v3.0 maturity model to benchmark and improve its project management office.

The session will include:

  • A summary of the structure and benefits of P3M3 v3.0
  • A comparison of version 3.0 to previous versions of the P3M3 model
  • An overview of how the DECC leveraged P3M3 v3.0 to assess its maturity and drive successful change
  • A chance for a Q&A with both Mike Acaster and John Power.

Register for their webinar – here

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PRINCE2 Agile – CC Learning presentation

For those interested in the new PRINCE2® Agile certification. This new certification and guidance helps blend the two concepts of PRINCE2 governance with the slick delivery of Agile, combining control with flexibility. The following presentation in Wellington was one of the first in the world. PRINCE2 Agile is a trademark of AXELOS Limited

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