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Fresh look: Project and Risk teams

Fresh Look – Is a series of articles taking a look at common topics to try to come up with some new ideas and insight into problems that seem to repeat themselves across many organisations Risk management should be the star of the P3M show, but it rarely is. In organisations that are forward thinking enough […]

MSP® Governance Theme Overviews

Rod Sowden the Aspire Europe Managing Director (and lead author of the current version of MSP®) gives quick overviews to the governance theme chapters of the MSP manual, in the below playlist. Hope you find the videos useful! [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=videoseries?list=PLxoemEB9gNLTEUJQ70pjRCppozCvWPTmZ] Click here to visit our channel and keep an eye out for more videos coming […]

Risk and Issue Management – Knowledge Nugget

If you want a free knowledge nugget to find out about Risk Management, then this interview is for you. In this interview Rod Sowden (the Aspire Europe MD) not only explains the MSP® perspective on risk, but also explores the key area of risk aggregation which is key in a programme environment. Without effective risk […]

Magnificent Seven – 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 […]

Aspire Europe to provide keynote speaker at International Risk Management Conference

Here at Aspire Europe, we are proud to be providing the keynote speaker (Alan Summerfield) at the International Risk Management Conference. His keynote speech will be on –  “Where does it all go wrong? And what is the best approach for success?” The 4th annual International Risk Management Conference will take place on May 3, […]

Improve Your Risk Performance

Mark Zuckerberg said “The biggest risk is not taking any risk…..in a world that’s changing really quickly; the only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is not taking risks.” Here are some facts about Risk Management:- It has been shown that one in six IT projects becomes a ‘Black Swan’, with cost overruns of 200% on […]

Management of Risk and ISO31000 exposed

Ever wondered how all the various risk management standards hang together, and why we need so many different ones. This paper does an excellent job of comparing two of the standards, the UK Government Management of Risk, and the ISO31000 model. If you would like to read it, then click here http://www.best-management-practice.com/gempdf/Management_of_Risk_Guidance_for_Practitioners_and_the_International_Standard_on_Risk_Management_ISO31000_2009.pdf

Interesting Quote

Many of the things you can count, don’t count. Many of the thing you can’t count, really count” – Albert Einstein How very true this is, programmes and projects rarely report on the things that really matter, like benefits realisation and stakeholder satisfaction – Albert must have been thinking of MSP when he wrote that […]

DFT award Aspire Europe contract

We are very pleased to announce that we have been awarded the contract to develop the Programme and Project Management  framework for the Department of Transport based on the Align Framework tools Managing Director, Rod Sowden stated “This is really great news, our Align framework and tools product are unique in their concept of how […]