Continuing Professional Development
Monday, June 2, 2014 - 09:50
PM World has announced a robust new searching capability for members of the PM World Library (PMWL) to help locate articles and papers on specific programme and project management (P/PM) topics. Library readers can search contents of the PM World Collection via 184 topic tags in 21 categories to find project management works of interest. The topic-specific tags have been grouped together into categories including programme, project or portfolio management, personal development and team development.Readers can search the PM World Collection according to one or more tags and find the...
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 - 14:57
Organisations are failing to support the adequate provision of continuing professional development (CPD) in the workplace – despite the obvious benefits to employees. An APM-commissioned survey found that, although 88% of project professionals felt that CPD activities added value to their work, nearly half, 42%, reported that they were either not given or were unsure of the opportunities to undertake training or development activities while at work. Furthermore, the effectiveness of CPD – in both performance and monetary terms – was rarely monitored or reviewed. Asked to rate their...
Thursday, March 6, 2014 - 18:24
For the first time all of APM’s core publications will be available to rent online. The agreement with leading etextbook provider Coursesmart will see the association’s entire backlist, including the APM Body of Knowledge 6th edition (BoK) , accessible to students and learning providers for up to 360 days. All rental titles will be discounted by 30 per cent. The service will enable students to create their own virtual bookshelf, which can be accessed ‘anytime, anywhere’ (online or offline) from multiple devices including tablets and smartphones. Other benefits include a quick search...
Thursday, November 14, 2013 - 15:23
Following the launch of the PM Channel video magazine on the APM website, the second edition is now available to APM website visitors.In the second edition of the video magazine, content has been selected that focus on the issue of sustainability in project management. Professor Rodney Turner describes how sustainability comprises the three pillars: environmental, social and economic, and Holly Knight talks about how sustainability was comprehensively embedded in to every step of the Olympic construction programme.Karl Tuplin, who spoke at the APM Project Management Conference 2013, describes...
Friday, September 20, 2013 - 08:55
A few months ago I received an email explaining that in late in 2012 there was recognition from within APM HQ and the Branch Steering Group that about 90% of total APM expenditure is directed towards CPD events (I believe this to actually be 90% of the branches expenditure). The email went on to explain that events are attended by approximately 10% of individual members and that a very small amount is spent on engagement of corporate members, universities, colleges, schools, or indeed the 90% of individual members who don’t go to events. The purpose of this email was to explain...
Tuesday, September 17, 2013 - 15:25
As part of the on-going partnership between APM and the video based training and development content provider – The PM Channel – free access to otherwise subscription only videos has been made available to APM website visitors.This exciting new feature is in addition to APM’s own YouTube channel and offers an alternative way for people to stream relevant and valuable video content online.The PM Channel is the most comprehensive on-demand project management training and development resource with over 500 videos and 100 hours of curated high quality content with synced slides.APM is a...
Thursday, January 24, 2013 - 08:34
I was interested to read an account of what happened at last year’s Volunteers’ Forum in the pages of the December edition of Network magazine, which in particular included some information about Continuing Professional Development (CPD).The article refers to an on-going research project from Kingston University Business School. Apparently 88 % of respondents to their survey (what survey I thought) felt that CPD adds value to their work and enables them to do their job better. As many as 65% thought it so important that they have actually paid for it!The article states that the session was...
Friday, May 25, 2012 - 12:56
I was made aware, at an AGM earlier this week, that the APM is to require proof of CPD when applying for Membership renewal in future. That seems very fair to me. My other professional body, the CIOB wants to see the same thing as, so I believe, do most of them. But it seems we are not going to be able to do that on line; we will have to down-load a document and post that off which didn’t seem to meet with general approval. We were told that IT problems prevented CPD records being kept on line. The outcome was that I kind of got nominated to raise this issue as a Blog. To...
Tuesday, May 22, 2012 - 15:54
A topic came up at the Midlands Branch AGM last night, regarding the topic of CPD tracking on the APM Website. I am all for this as it could keep a log of events the membership attended and would also assist me in being able to log other types of CPD such as coaching, mentoring and practical experience.How many other members would like to see this available?
Wednesday, May 2, 2012 - 12:04
On this day in 1972, 78 people paid their £1 subscription to become the first members of the Association for Project Management (APM). Back then the Association was simply known as the British arm of INTERNET – an organisation that later became the International Project Management Association (IPMA). Forty years later APM is now the largest professional body of its kind in Europe with over 19,700 individual and 500 corporate members.A lot has happened in 40 years. Most notably is APM President Martin Barnes (pictured right alongside APM Chairman Mike Nichols) creating the Time-Cost-Quality...