Rod has been a pioneer of Managing Successful Programmes, having been involved with it since the launch in 1999. Over the lifetime of the framework he implemented it at the BBC, set up Aspire Europe Ltd as a consultancy dedicated to it’s development, developed it into an accredited MSP training company and in 2006 he was appointed Lead Author by the OGC for the 2007 version and has led the development of the 2011 version.
His presentations draw on experience of delivering consultancy and training in many different areas of the public and private sectors, and are delivered in a passionate, engaging and humorous way with the audience.
Rod Sowden is an experienced programme management consultant with a number of successful consulting and delivery assignments behind him that have left organisations with sustainable change. During this time he has seen the good, the bad and the ugly when it comes to delivering effective change programmes and projects.
In 2008 he was appointed by the OGC and the APM Group as the lead author for the P3M3 (Portfolio, Programme, Project management maturity model) 2008 rewrite, which produced a fresh, pragmatic approach to helping organisations engage with the concepts of maintaining a measured approach to improving and using the maturity model which has gained recognition across the globe.
Aspire Europe Ltd offer 3 branded services
Aspire Academy provides the professional development programmes through a blended mix of face to face, e-learning, individual coaching and community support
Aspire Accelerate provides the Align Framework, which is a fully configured portfolio, programme and project management framework and Centre of Excellence services
Aspire Assess provides organisational maturity assessments using P3M3, and have over 350 assessments behind them, and assurance reviews for business critical programmes.