In general, lessons learned are rarely learned. Research and general knowledge about what causes programme and project failure has abounded for years, yet the same things keep happening, so what can we do to help.
As an example of this problem, for the last 20 years in the UK, the world of best practice (originated by the OGC) illustrates the issue. We wrote Managing Successful Programmes (MSP®), and it was written on the assumption that audiences already had experience of programme management, understood programme management and wanted to improve. The reality is that people read the book as part of a course and never look at it again.
The work of P3M3® has shown that although the knowledge has been absorbed temporarily for the examination, it is not sufficiently understood to enable deployment in the real world as the courses are attended by inexperienced individuals unable or unauthorised to deploy the knowledge they have in the real world. For more on this, click here
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Here is an excellent vodcast about the 5 key principles of MoP® from our partners in Australia, CC Learning.
Hope you enjoy!
This interactive briefing outlines the key concepts of programme management and the principal roles and themes that make programmes distinctive from portfolios and projects.
Right click and save as this link to download the interactive briefing, please view it in Acrobat or Adobe Reader.
From our partners in Brisbane, CC Learning this high octane vodcast (see below) outlines the key concepts in the PRINCE2® change theme. The video is presented by their managing director, Scott Spence
Why not take a look at our taster version of the PRINCE2 Foundation course?
PRINCE2® is a [registered] trade mark of AXELOS Limited, used under permission of AXELOS Limited. All rights reserved.
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
MSP® is a [registered] trade mark of AXELOS Limited, used under permission of AXELOS Limited. All rights reserved.
During our work to support organisations deliver benefits driven change, maturity assessments and adopting programme management, we have become aware of a number of underpinning principles that are common amongst organisations that are successful.
Please click here for the guiding principles of benefits management