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MSP® Survival Guide for Programme Managers is Published!

The MSP® Survival Guide for Programme Managers has finally made it to the book-stores and joins the MSP® Survival Guide for Business Change Managers on public release in the series.  The MSP® Survival Guide for programme managers has been written by Rod Sowden and Geof Leigh (lead authors of the current versions of MSP® and P3M3®) […]

Benefits Management Knowledge Nugget

If you would like to access a free knowledge nugget about Benefits Management, then this is for you. Rod Sowden talks about how Benefits Management should be approached, some of the pitfalls to be avoided, and how Managing Successful Programmes guidance can be best used to deliver your benefit. It is drawn from our MSP® […]

Upcoming MSP® Survival Guides

Following on the success of the MSP® Survival Guide for BCMs, two more books in the Survival Guide series will be launched in the autumn.  The Survival Guides are written specifically with a role in mind. The BCM guide focused on benefits, the techniques and processes of business change that the main manual could not cover. The […]

Programme Management Knowledge Nugget

“Project management is like juggling three balls – time, cost and quality. Programme management is like a troupe of circus performers standing in a circle, each juggling three balls and swapping balls from time to time.” – G. Reiss  Aspire Europe research and P3M3® assessments show that the majority of organisations are still at level 1 […]

Good planning is at the heart of good programme and project management

Good planning is at the heart of good programme and project management.  However, all too often the good practice learned on training courses is not put into practice in the real world.  Would you like to put the concepts of planning into practice to construct a viable plan? Do you want to develop your techniques […]

Programme Management – PMI or MSP – which one is for you?

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 […]

Improve your benefits management performance!

“However beautiful the strategy, you should occasionally look at the results” – Winston Churchill FACT: KPMG in 2006 analysed that 80% of benefits defined in business cases never get delivered. FACT: Aspire Europe’s research into organisational maturity levels has supported this, with 90% of organisations being at Level 1 maturity, which means benefits delivery will […]

Aspire Academy goes public

We are really pleased to announce that our training arm, the Aspire Academy, is re-launching a public schedule again after a 4 year break. We will be running the full range of AXELOS courses in the beautiful city of Bath, what better place to spend a week! To view the course schedule for the next […]

PwC survey – how do organisations manage and deliver change?

  PwC has launched its 2014 Global Portfolio and Programme Management (PPM) survey into how organisations manage and deliver change and ask all professionals, colleagues, clients and their extended network to participate. Organisations around the world continue to use insight from PwC’s 2012 Global PPM Survey as a catalyst for change. Although the last survey […]

Quote of the day- Ogden's Law

“The sooner you fall behind the more time you have to catch up” – Ogden’s Law Seems like this could be the project managers law, as most plans seem to start going wrong on day 1, the problem is they don’t seem to notice until the time to catch up has been used on something […]