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Consultancy:
Building organisational capability

To help you improve your performance we have a smart range of gismos and sorcery that enables us to work out where you will get the biggest benefits from your investment.

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Training:
Building people capability

It is pretty tricky for you to be effective if you don't know what you are doing. We offer courses that are right for your knowledge level, a crazy idea that we hope will catch on. We will help you perform better.

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Why are we here?

We have a lot of clever ideas but our message is a simple one, and that is "we want to help you improve your performance"

We focus on helping our clients optimise their performance and deliver change effectively because we:

  • recognise that every organisation is unique and don't make assumptions about you​
  • draw on our experience of other organisations to solve your problems and save them money
  • establish an empathy with your organisation and you to understand us
  • are focused on delivering measurable progress so that you see your investment materialising

Our absolute focus is to help improve your performance which is why there is a genuine mutual admiration between ourselves and many of our clients.

What do we value?

We have invested lots of time in contributing to the industry and writing books and papers to help others because we really care.

We do this because we have some core values that drive our behaviours and attitudes to our clients because we:

  • have fresh and innovative ideas that we want to share with the world
  • want to go beyond the "good enough", in everything we do, we want to be outstanding
  • want to build relationships that deliver successful outcomes not just outputs
  • go the extra mile once we have an emotional connection with a problem that needs a solution

From the start we wanted to change the world, and through our leadership in the development of P3M3, we have changed the performance of some of the biggest companies in the world.

Aspire Articles

  • Programme Management – PMI or MSP – which one is for you? Programme Management – MSP v PMI – which is right for you In many markets there is debate about which of the two programme management frameworks should be adopted, in this article we take an objective view of each of frameworks and compare their relative strengths and weaknesses of the MSP and PMI approach to […] Read more
  • Strategic PMOs play a key role in driving outcomes Forrester-Strategic PMOs In this article by Forrester Consulting they have written an excellent paper on how strategic PMOs play a key role in increasing an organisations ability to delivery the right projects in the right way, thus improving organisational performance and agility. It includes an interesting section about the triggers for PMOs taking on this […] Read more
  • Fresh Look – Benefits Management We thought it would be a good idea to revisit some of the guiding principles that underpin the world of portfolio, programme and project management. In a world of information overload, it is very easy to lose sight of what matters, so this is the first in a series of posts that we revisit to remind […] Read more
  • Case study – Thameslink In late 2016 and early 2017 we were commissioned to write a lessons learned report on the Network Rail Thameslink programme to enable other organisations to learn from their experiences. Once we started work it became clear that there had been extensive documentation of lessons throughout the lifecycle, the problem was that people weren’t listening. […] Read more
  • Fresh Look: Investment Logic Mapping Investment Logic Mapping (ILM) was all the rage a few years ago but it has been lost in time. It originated in Australia and provided an approach to developing the justification for a business investment. ILM is a brilliant way to understand the problem, think about the outcomes and clarify where the costs and benefits […] Read more
  • Deadly Sins: Adopting Agile Over the last year or two we have reviewed a number of programmes and projects that are using an “agile” approach. There are a number of common problems which have come to light that should be of interest to any organisation setting out on an agile endeavour for the first time. Agile, Lean or project […] Read more

Aspire News

  • A job well done . . . I am really pleased to announce that we have just completed our full ISO 9001 audit and come out with a clean bill of health. The ISO 9001 commitment has been an important part of our evolution over the last four years. When we started in 2004, we were the first company to become an […] Read more
  • Do you know someone who would like to join our team . . . Aspire Europe is looking to recruit a new trainee, maybe someone who has just taken their ‘A’ levels but has not yet decided on what to pursue as a career. We will provide the opportunity to gain experience in a wide range of topics that will help develop the skills to support any future career […] Read more
  • We did it . . . An unexpectedly sunny morning awaited Team Aspire as we headed to the start line for the Bristol 10k on Sunday, donning our team kit in support of Theo. A few personal bests were achieved en route and for some, it was the first taste of a mass organised event, but maybe not their last having […] Read more
  • Running for Theo . . . With the Great Bristol 10k rapidly approaching, the Aspire team have been putting themselves through their paces in preparation for the event on the 5 May. Spurring each other on through social media updates, we’ve seen PBs achieved for pace, distance and overall time.  Even a weekend away with the girls didn’t deter two of […] Read more
  • NEW! Aspire Europe Shop! Hot on the heels of the new website, and as of 12:01pm on April 1st – to avoid any April Fool’s confusion; Aspire Europe has opened the ‘Aspire Eurshope’ which allows you to purchase eLearning courses directly from us. This signals our intent to move into the world of online marketing, kicking off the new […] Read more
  • It’s not all work, work, work! The hard-working Aspire HQ team (+1) took some well-deserved time out of the office yesterday afternoon to do some bonding at the local go-karting circuit. 55 laps of intense competition and speed (for most of us!) then followed as we weaved, or in some cases battered our way through the course. However the pre-race promise […] Read more

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