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Delivering world class project delivery at Network Rail

 Lets face it, for many people Network Rail is their least favourite organisation, most of us have a tale of misery (we have) about a train journey. What most of us don’t know is that Network Rail is one of the biggest project delivery organisations in the world, investing billions of pounds annually to recover […]

10% discount on our Planning guide!

Is it time your organisation improved its planning? 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 of the world’s leading publishing companies like the TSO? This book was […]

10% discount on our Planning guide!

Is it time your organisation improved its planning? 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 of the world’s leading publishing companies like the TSO? This book was […]

Decision Gates – The Ultimate Challenge

Establishing control gates to support effective project and programme management is the hurdle that many organisations seeking P3M3® level 3 status struggle to overcome. We have set out the problems that we have seen organisations face and advice on how to go about implementation, click here for the article Here are five good reasons why you […]

Planning – Back to Basics

Aspire Europe Ltd has been at the heart of developing AXELOS (formally OGC) best practice for the last 10 years. Recent work on maturity assessments using P3M3® has shown that many organisations have a fundamental weakness when it comes to planning their changes. Based on the findings, the P3M3® lead author, Rod Sowden, goes back […]

Decision Gates – The Ultimate Challenge

Establishing control gates to support effective project and programme management is the hurdle that many organisations seeking P3M3® level 3 status struggle to overcome. We have set out the problems that we have seen organisations face and advice on how to go about implementation, click here for the article Here are five good reasons why you […]

An Overview of P3M3® Version 3

In June this year, AXELOS finally released the much awaiting revamped version of P3M3®. Two and a half years in development, and drawing on the lessons from the highly successful 2008 version, the makeover of the product had to reflect the increasing maturity and changing dynamics in the industry. Since P3M3® version 2 was released […]

What is Integrated Assurance?

Integrated Assurance is a term that has become common parlance over the last 5 or 6 years. The origins of the concept were the UK government monitoring of the London Olympics. It was such a complex programme with so many governance bodies wanting to satisfy themselves that everything was going well that people with in […]

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 […]

Introducing the Align Framework

The Align Framework is the market leading Portfolio, Programme and Project Management framework developed by Aspire Europe to support organisations wishing to raise their performance and maturity. The first version was released in 2009 as a programme management method, that turned MSP from a framework into a method that could be used by a number […]