Rod Sowden is founder and managing director of Aspire Europe, an organization dedicated to improving organizations' programme management performance. In the last 10 years, Rod has travelled the world working on assignments and lecturing on a variety of programme management topics. He is an experienced programme management registered consultant; Rod has worked on numerous consulting and delivery assignments that have left organizations with sustainable change. The bulk of his career prior to programme management was in the BBC, where he worked prior to founding Aspire Europe.
Rod was lead author on the 2011 edition of Managing Successful Programmes (MSP®), and the Portfolio, Programme and Project Maturity Model (P3M3®). He has also authored a series of MSP survival guides, such as the MSP Survival Guide for Business Change Managers, and the MSP Survival Guide for Senior Responsible Owners, which support individuals in key programme roles. Rod has helped more than 150 different organizations improve their portfolio, programme, project, and change management performance.
International Best Practice is delighted to have worked with Rod on his latest title, A Practical Guide to Project Planning, it is a step by step guide on planning for project managers who wish to deliver success.