Why you need a Disaster Recovery plan
Why you need a Disaster Recovery plan? Benjamin Franklin said, “Nothing in this world can be said to be certain,
Winners of the National Project Awards 2018 announced
Congratulations to the winners of the 2018 National Project Awards, which were announced on Thursday, 29 November. The National
WISHING THE NATIONAL PROJECT AWARDS FINALISTS GOOD LUCK
The Ireland Chapter of Project Management Institute (PMI) is due to announce the winners of the 2018 National Project Awards,
Top Tips to Create an Agile Team
Technology is moving at a fast pace, disrupting organisations and the ways in which we have worked for decades. When
From Russia to Ireland with Love
At Aspira, we have a very diverse international team, which we believe is key to our ability to innovate and
4 Reasons to consider a Career at Aspira
1. You’ll never stop learning At Aspira, training and development provision is one of our key services. We are
‘Are we there yet? Secrets to sustainable business success’
Aspira teach people the importance of carrying out a Lessons Learned exercise at the end of each project, to
6 ways resourcing can solve your hiring needs
In recent months, the talent pool in Ireland has become competitive. Many multinational companies have set up their European headquarters
Three Reasons your team needs Business Analysis Training
The importance of brilliant business analysis cannot be underestimated. Sloppy business requirements leads to bursting budgets and stagnant schedules as
3 Reasons Why your Organisation should use Sharepoint
There comes a point within an organisation where they require a centralised location for managing their data and content. SharePoint
Operations Management to Project Management – Get Me Out of Here?
You have always worked in operations. You have always been effective. You have always had total control. But suddenly, you
BlockChain – What is it all about?
I decided to try to write an explanation for BlockChain – the technology behind Bitcoin and other crypto-currencies. Not to
Aspira appoints new Director of Software Development
Aspira, the specialist Project Management and Enterprise IT Solutions services organisation, has appointed Jim Blair as Director of Software Development.
Communication is the key
Effective communication – how well we communicate our message and how we choose the right channel of communication –
Emotional Intelligence – 50 shades of black and white…. (Part 2 of 2)
In Part 1 of my blog, I spoke about the importance of Empathy – and making the effort to see
Emotional Intelligence – 50 shades of black and white…. (Part 1 of 2)
It can be tempting to interpret things as simply black or white, good or bad, wrong or right. But
The People in Your Neighbourhood
Do you remember Sesame Street and the song ‘Who are the people in your neighbourhood’? Have you ever stopped
Sports – You Either Win or Learn
Sport was always destined to play a major role in my life. Coming originally from Pakistan – a nation
Do you need to be a Mentalist to be a Project Manager?
Last night I went to see the English hypnotist and mentalist Derren Brown perform an amazing show, where he
Our Teens and Technology Today
Back in my day – not quite when you had to walk to school barefoot – but in the
Never work a day in your life… (part 2)
The story so far… I decided to change my career to become a Professional PM and to seek PM certification…
Never work a day in your life… (part 1)
After spending 17 years working in a large multinational Financial Services company in various project and operational management roles, I
Breaking Up with Folders
Breaking up with Folders One of the most minor but regular annoyances within SharePoint is this: This is an option being
Deadlines Rule My Life.
It’s 5.00pm on a Tuesday evening and I get called into my boss, Pat Lucey’s office. Not good. I’m already
Does Marketing matter? It certainly does!
As someone whose career in marketing came about almost by chance, with each passing year I am more intrigued
Back on the Saddle – Project Managing your Team to Victory
Last weekend legendary cyclist, Sean Kelly, & I undertook a most enjoyable spin around The Burren &
STEM Subjects – why Maths is Cool!
Maths was always my favorite subject and is at the core of STEM subjects (Science Technology, Engineering, Maths). I was