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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 […]

The great programme management debate – MSP v PMI

In the world, there are two main programme management frameworks, the MSP® framework which we have been so heavily involved in, and the PMI Programme Management framework from the US based community. We were commissioned to write a paper comparing the two approaches and we thought this article would be an interesting reference point if […]

Designing a programme management framework is hard

No organisation can successfully deliver programmes and projects without an effective framework and common lifecycle around which controls can be based. Our maturity and capability assessment of over 120 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 […]

Programmes without blueprints are like ships without keels

Is your programme exhibiting any of these characteristics Project issues dominate the programme board Unidentified risks start to materialise a bit too quickly Benefits are rarely discussed The BCM lacks authority or purpose Many uncontrolled or unclear dependencies between projects and other initiatives start to manifest themselves Decision making is ad-hoc, reactionary or just slow […]

Thameslink – an incredible journey of programme management

Late last year, we were commissioned to write a Lessons Learned report on the Network Rail Thameslink programme to enable other organisations to learn from their experiences. When we commenced work, it became clear that there had been extensive documentation of lessons throughout the lifecycle, but the problem was people weren’t listening. The challenge therefore […]

Case study – Thameslink – the amazing journey

Late last year 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. The challenge therefore […]

New Appointment at Aspire Accelerate

Aspire Europe are very pleased to announce the appointment of Chris Moore as our new consulting services director. Chris will be taking on responsibility for the Aspire Accelerate brand, which is primarily focused on advisory and delivery support services to our clients. Chris has extensive experience in the market after 15 years as a director […]

Project Academies – how to set up and gain value

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Project Academies – how to set up and gain value

Project Academies – how to set up and gain value from Donnie MacNicol [slideshare id=52142657&doc=42-43projectacademyarticleaug2015-150827163319-lva1-app6891&type=d]

What the Academy can offer you

FACT 1 – In 2011 the UK National Audit Office (NAO) reported that lack of programme and project management skills was one of the major concerns for senior managers. FACT 2 – Over 250,000 people worldwide are qualified in PRINCE2® and over 50,000 in Managing Successful Programmes MSP®, but when we undertake maturity assessments and assurance […]