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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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Our books – Practical guides to getting things done – 10% off!

Anyone can claim to be at the leading edge of the industry or a thought leader, but how many people put themselves ‘out there’ and go into print as authors securing the backing of one the world’s leading publishing companies like TSO?

As evidence of our unique position, we have listed below where we have contributed to the development of the programme and project management profession through leading the development and authorship of the following publications. For all of the below publications, we are able to offer a 10% discount (off the listed price) if bought through us. Contact us to find out more

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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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Why project planning matters

Would you set off on a journey without planning your route first? Effective project planning ensures you reach your project destination on time and on budget. To read more click here

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MSP® Survival Guide for Senior Responsible Owners: What is in it for you?

Tim Banfield, Director of Strategy, MPA wrote the foreword for the SRO guide and says “Great programme leaders deliver great programmes. The emergence of the SRO role over the last 15 years has been a significant step forward. There is more to be done to understand what the SRO role means in different contexts and to help SROs understand how to be effective in their roles. This book is specifically targeted
at SRO’s and I am sure it will make a valuable contribution to helping them achieve consistently higher levels of performance in their role”

The Survival Guides are written specifically with a role in mind. The BCM guide focused on the benefits, techniques and processes of business change that the main manual could not cover. The Programme Manager guide focused on the controls and process of the programme. The SRO guide focuses on keeping your finger on the pulse and steering the ship through troubled waters.

What will you find in the MSP® Survival Guide for SROs:

  1. Big on practical advice, quotes and examples so your day isn’t blighted by pages of bland advice and theory
  2. A foreword from Tim Banfield of the UK Major Projects Authority, one of the most influential figures in the industry today
  3. Written from the position that this is your first programme using MSP® so explanations are practical and straightforward
  4. Simplified lifecycle with advice on where to focus your energy
  5. Flip through format for easy access to the information you need when you need it
  6. Each topic focuses on the Magnificent Seven pieces of advice to help you lead your programme
  7. Extracts from the MSP® pocket book to give you greater detail on topics if you need them
  8. Pointers on where to find more detail in the rest of the trilogy.

AXELOS are planning to use the MSP® Survival Guide series for their MSP® Advanced qualifications in the future.

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TSO selects Aspire Europe publication to be featured book

Our recently published book  “The practical guide to project planning” has been selected by the publishers as their book of the month for May. This is an exciting development and shows the faith and commitment TSO have for Aspire Europe and the quality of our work.

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MSP® Survival Guide for Senior Responsible Owners published

The MSP® Survival Guide for Senior Responsible Owners has finally made it to the book stores (published 31st March) and joins the MSP® Survival Guide for Business Change Managers and the MSP® Survival Guide for Programme Managers  on public release to complete the trilogy.

It is written for busy SROs living in a high tempo world, it is big on incisive advice and tips, yet refreshingly short on theory and padding. It is designed to be flipped through, not studied. It is designed to be flipped through, not studied.

The MSP® Survival Guide for SROs has been written by Rod Sowden lead author of the current versions of MSP® and Nick Carter, an experienced SRO with many years in the transport industry.

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