40 years of APM
Last year was APM's 40th anniversary year. To mark this fantastic occasion there was a series of events and activities throughout 2012 to celebrate reaching such a significant milestone, for APM and for the profession. Take a look below to catch up on everything that took place in 2012, and read more about the history of APM to see exactly how much progress the association has made to date.
History of project management video
2012 saw a revamp of the APM Project Management Conference which was held in June at an exciting new location. The Conference marked the APM’s 40th anniversary by celebrating project management as The Art of the Possible.
Catch up on all that went on at the conference by watching interviews with selected speakers and downloading their presentation slides.
The profession’s most prestigious awards ceremony took place at a newly selected venue on the South Bank with stunning views of the Houses of Parliament and other key attractions. The night was a great success, particularly for the body responsible for building the London 2012 Olympic Park who won three awards. The Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) won two awards for their construction programme of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games and also walked away with a special recognition award.
New Honorary Fellow announcements
Honorary Fellowship recognises those who have contributed significantly to the profession over their careers, and in 2012 we were able to present many new people with this prestigious achievement: Tim Banfield, John Bartlett, Howard Dickel, Dr Eddie Fisher, David James, Sir Leigh Lewis KCB, Sir Roy McNulty CBE, Paul Morrell, Stephen Norris, Douglas Oakervee, Richard Pharro and Richard Preston all received thier certificates in 2012.
As part of the festivities APM also wanted to celebrate with the entire project and programme management community. Celebrating success in our profession is something we should all be proud of, no matter how big or small a project may be. That is why APM asked to see examples of your projects that you took particular pride in, and showcased them in our myproject pinterest gallery. The collection built up over the year to provide a unique gallery of images of project management in what was a landmark year for APM, and for the profession.
Anniversary issue of Project magazine
A special edition of Project magazine celebrated 40 years of APM by reflecting on the publication's own transition from a low-level house magazine to the UK’s leading project management publication over APM's lifetime. The origins of project go back 37 years to an association newsletter called The Bulletin. First issued to members in 1975, The Bulletin heralded the start of APM’s rise to the publication that would later come to be known as “the voice of project management”.
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