About APM

The award-winning Association for Project Management is committed to developing and promoting project and programme management through its FIVE Dimensions of Professionalism. There are a number of ways in which you can benefit from what we do, including:




The association is a registered charity with over 21,650 individual and 570 corporate members making it the largest professional body of its kind in Europe.

APM has been awarded a Royal Charter as part of its strategy to raise awareness and standards in the profession. APM is the United Kingdom member association of IPMA

APM's mission statement is “To provide leadership to the movement of committed organisations and individuals who share our passion for improving project outcomes”.

Our vision

Our vision for the profession is ambitious, challenging and radical. Above all, it reflects what society expects: A world in which all projects succeedRead more about APM's vision, Strategy 2020.

Royal Charter

APM has been awarded a Royal Charter as part of its strategy to raise awareness and standards in the profession.
The receipt of a Royal Charter marks a significant achievement in the evolution of project management.

APM will become a Chartered body on 1 April 2017 and is also preparing for the next important phase of creating a register of Chartered Project Professionals.

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Association Excellence Awards

APM won Best Overall Association in 2015 and this will be the third year running APM has been shortlisted in this category.

How APM is run

This section explains what APM is and how it is run.  Here you can find more about the following:

  • APM is a company limited by guarantee. Details of our governance is set out in our constitution and regulations.  You can also find the details of our board, the president and board committees.
  • All about Honorary Fellows. This is one of APM’s most prestigious awards for those who have contributed significantly to the profession. View a list of Honorary Fellows as well as details of how to nominate someone.
  • APM membership requires adherence to a Code of Professional Conduct. Details of the Code and the conduct and ethical approach required from members is set out along with the relevant procedural rules. 

APM board chair, John McGlynn

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Volunteer opportunities 

As a leading modern professional body, APM relies on the expertise and commitment of its volunteer community for the development and promotion of project and programme management. Opportunities to get involved with voluntary work with APM exist through:

Join your closest APM branch

The primary role of the APM branches is to provide high quality events that are accessible to all levels of our membership whilst also serving the wider public good.

These events offer opportunities to members to network, make connections and learn about the latest developments in project, programme and portfolio management as well as helping them with their Continuing Professional Development (CPD).

The branches also play an important role as recruiters of new corporate and individual members and develop relationships with local corporates and education institutions.

Join a SIG and get involved

The APM SIGs have an important role to play within APM in creating and disseminating new knowledge. They provide a forum where members and their guests can discuss a particular aspect of project, programme and portfolio management that is of current interest. These groups help further the understanding and practice of tools and techniques within the defined area of interest.

A guide to APM SIGs can be downloaded here.

Proposals for new SIGs that complement the existing groups are always welcome and a process for forming a new SIG can be viewed here. Proposals and enquiries should be sent to the Volunteers' Manager.


FIVE Dimensions of ProfessionalismAPM’s FIVE Dimensions of Professionalism

The Association for Project Management supports professional values. The FIVE Dimensions of Professionalism provide a framework that helps you develop your career. 

The APM Code of Professional Conduct outlines the ethical practice expected of a professional.

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Chartered status

APM has been awarded a Royal Charter as part of its strategy to raise awareness and standards in the profession.

In 2007 APM set out to achieve Chartered status for the project management profession. The case for raising professional standards in project management has received overwhelming support.

APM is now preparing to transfer to the new Board and establish a Register of Chartered Project Professionals. This section contains further detail on the background and process.

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APM Research

APM’s research programme aims to advance new and existing knowledge in the delivery of projects, programmes and portfolios. By developing innovative research and sharing its results and findings, APM helps to develop and promote a profession built around learning and collaboration.

In this way, Research helps to fulfil APM’s charitable objective (to advance the science, theory and practice of project and programme management for the public benefit).

There are a number of ways of getting involved:

  • submitting research proposals for funding;
  • helping to create practitioner research summaries;
  • disseminating research to members of your organisation;
  • participating in any APM research studies, consultations or surveys.

APM Research Fund 2017: Open for business!

Applicants have until 16 January 2017 to submit potential proposals for funding.

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APM Publishing and Journal

APM's production process

APM publications aim to advance and broaden the knowledge of professional project management.

Submitting your book proposal to APM

APM welcomes publishing proposals from potential authors with content ideas relating to advancing the art and science of project management.

If you have an idea you’d like to share, please fill in and return our publishing proposal form. The form includes the key information we need regarding content type, scope and audience to consider your idea for publication.

We offer advice on preparing your proposal, style guidelines and editorial and external review.

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Project Journal overview

Project is the official journal of the Association for Project Management (APM). The new-look quarterly format aims to provide project management professionals with in-depth and insightful articles on all aspects of project, programme and portfolio management.

How do I receive Project?

Project is distributed free to all APM members. They automatically receive the journal as part of their membership benefits.

If you wish to become a member, please have a look at our membership section for further information. 

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