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What is programme risk management?

Risk management is one of those strange things that we know we should do it, but when we do, it doesn’t seem that interesting.  We have conducted numerous gateway reviews, health checks and maturity assessments and invariably organizations seem to be just going through the motions, we have termed the phrase “risk watching” rather than […]

What are the P3M3 threads?

In the latest version of P3M3 the concept of Threads was introduced. These are “cross cutting” concepts that help with the systemic analysis of an organisations strengths and weaknesses. It reflects the recognition that if an organisation is weak on a topic, e.g. planning, then this will have deeper consequences than just affecting project schedules. […]

What is Integrated Assurance?

Assurance – is it a bureaucratic burden or an effective way to avoid failure? It will largely depend on whether you are in a team being challenged or an executive with personal accountability for the result. Most organisations have a fragmented approach to how integrated assurance is achieved. To have an integrated approach requires multiple […]

Is Democracy killing our Infrastructure?

We were fortunate enough to attend a  conference where there was a tremendous presentation from one of the grandees of major infrastructure programmes and projects in the UK. He outlined how politics was and has been at the root cause of the degeneration of the UK infrastructure over many generations.I had always thought of the […]

Brexit – a shining example of how to mobilise stakeholders

A bit of fun from our archives. Treading where angels dare back in 2019, we thought it would be interesting to shine our P3M light onto the Brexit programme from a stakeholder engagement perspective. We thought it was worth just reminding people how badly these things can go – we have seem much of this […]

What is Project Commercial Management?

In the world of project management, there is normally a need to buy things to support the implementation of the change, this can range from major engineering works to a simple training couse. This brings the project professionals and commercial professionals together. This can prove to be very productive but often it is a source […]

Have you checked out the Aspire Europe youtube channel yet?

We have been developing on our You Tube channel over the past year 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 a maximum of 10 minutes to cover key topics for […]

What is the difference between PMI & MSP programme management ?

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 […]