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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 […]

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 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 […]

Democracy is killing our infrastructure

We were fortunate enough to attend the APM Programme Management Special Interest Group conference last week, 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 […]

Solving the Riddle of Integrating Assurance

Integrated Assurance is a very popular topic at the moment; however, most organisations have a fragmented approach to how it is achieved. To have an integrated approach requires multiple layers in the organisation to function coherently. This article explains how to achieve this integration. The three tier approach clarifies how the models (and terms) fit […]

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 […]

Introduction to the new version of P3M3®

On Wednesday 18th November 2015, the Aspire Europe Managing Director Rod Sowden (P3M3 lead author 2008 and joint lead author 2015) will be presenting the Introduction to the new version of P3M3, APM event. P3M3 Version 3 was released earlier this summer by AXELOS to build on the success of the 2008 version in the global […]

New APM webinar: PMO competences and career paths with the new APM Competence Framework

One of our team recently dialled in to this new webinar from APM delivered by Eileen Roden and Simon George. The webinar shows you how the PMO function has been accounted for in the new framework and demonstrates how the framework: Enables you to identify strengths and development needs to support your career progression Provides you with […]