Thursday, March 7, 2013 - 12:24
Even funky design studios need sound project management. Proving the point that project management is all an encompassing life skill that applies across different sectors, one design firm has gone the whole hog, and not only embraced professional practices – but also changed the company philosophy in the process.“The firm was growing, the size of projects were growing, therefore the impact and likelihood of risks were increasing,” says Gareth Hughes, operations manager at space0. “We collectively had a moment of clarity as we realised that we are not just a ‘design firm’, we are a ‘project...
Thursday, October 18, 2012 - 11:08
Association for Project Management chief executive Andrew Bragg was presented with the association’s IPMA validation certificate at the International Project Management Association (IPMA) Council of Delegates meeting in Baku, Azerbaijan at the end of September.IPMA recently updated its regulations and following extensive assessment at the APM offices, the association’s full range of IPMA qualifications and certifications is now validated against the latest requirements.“Validation from IPMA is important for a number of reasons,” said Andrew (pictured). “The rigorous assessment has provided us...
Tuesday, October 16, 2012 - 15:34
The first of four events took place last Thursday to help potential employers get a full understanding of the recently launched Higher Apprenticeship in Project Management and discover how it can benefit their business.The event proved popular with nearly 80 company representatives booking themselves on to event at the Holiday Inn at Regent's Park, London. Along with finding out about the benefits of employing an Apprentice delegates discovered more about the Apprenticeship framework, the available funding and the programme’s delivery options.Along with presentations from both APM and Skills...
David Cross 1
Thursday, August 23, 2012 - 14:14
Hi,I currently have a Prince2 Foundation certificate and I am looking to "convert" to an APM qualification. I have about 8 years PM experience of a variety of projects in civil engineering and was just thinking whether it is possible to go direct for an APM Practitioner course or do I have to have APMP first. The training company websites all seem to say APMP, experience of BOK or something else.Thanks,Dave
Thursday, August 23, 2012 - 11:53
Hi, I have been in PPM for over 10 years now and am a qualified practitioner in Prince 2 and MSP, I now what to further my education with a further PPM qualification but am unsure which route is best or what is available, eg Diploma in PMAny ideas that could help would be gratefully receivedRyan
Wednesday, July 25, 2012 - 12:02
APM members can view the Body of Knowledge+ site at www.knowledge.apm.org.uk The APM Body of Knowledge defines the breadth of the project, programme and portfolio management profession. It makes up one of the APM Five Dimensions of Professionalism. Originally published in 1992, the APM Body of Knowledge is a collaborative work drawing from the experience of practitioners, influencers and academics in all disciplines and sectors. It has grown to become the cornerstone of the profession as a sourcebook, starting point and taxonomy from which professional practice grows. In...
Wednesday, July 4, 2012 - 14:47
Deputy chairman of the Olympic Delivery Authority Sir Roy McNulty CBE (pictured) was awarded an Honorary Fellowship at the APM Conference last Wednesday along with Dr Eddie Fisher and Richard Preston.The trio picked up the most distinguished honour in project management in celebration of the association's 40th anniversary and join a list of the profession’s most prominent figures. All three were awarded an Honorary Fellowship by APM President Dr Martin Barnes CBE for their significant contributions to developing the standards and practice of project management throughout their career.Sir Roy...
Mark Charles Wills
Friday, May 18, 2012 - 11:04
Hi All,My organisation is in the process of trying to classify our 1000+ change community as a project profession. As part of this they have adopted APM as our competency framework (hurrah!) and adopted the pyramid approach to increasing competence. This is all good but I am slightly surprised at the range of formal qualifications they are requiring at each level. For example a Practitioner requires PRINCE 2 Practioner; APMP; APMQ; and MSP Practitioner.What I am wondering is whether the use of all three of these routeways (PRINCE, APM & MSP) is a sensible way to ensure...
Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - 16:55
Ensuring the success of projects is not something Siemens leaves to chance.With almost half of its global revenues coming from projects, ensuring Siemens has knowledgeable, capable and competent project managers is crucial for their ongoing business success. The dependency on project business is even starker in the UK, where almost two thirds of Siemens revenues are project related and where the projects are becoming ever more challenging, complex and demanding.By sharing APM’s drive for project professionalism Siemens has overhauled its UK Project Management Academy for 2012 by linking to...
Wednesday, February 29, 2012 - 16:34
I'm curious as to whether there are members here, especially practitioner qualified members, who are development team leaders?I love projects and the creativity they establish to reach the end goal of a usuable deliverable/product. I am building up a picture of how some corporations define the role of Project Manager as a glorified facilitator beyond that of someone you'd expect in a PSO. Then there are those who I could class as team leaders but who call themselves project managers but who have a light touch with regards taking responsibility outside of the 'specialist' team's remit. Then...