Join the chartered body for the project profession and become a part of our community of 35,000+ individual members and 500+ corporate partnerships.
In our changing world, project professionals are at the forefront of delivering change and the environment for project delivery is becoming ever more complex. The project profession needs to be better understood, to have consistent standards and to set the highest bar.
We’re a registered charity, delivering education and developing qualifications, conducting research and providing resources. We run events, share best practice and give the project management community – individuals and businesses – the opportunity to connect and debate.
We know that better project delivery is about achieving your desired outcome. We believe it’s about more than process alone. When doing so will make a difference, we challenge the status quo and champion the new. So, in a complex and shifting world, we help the project profession deliver better.
There are a number of ways in which you can benefit from what we do, including:
Our range of project management qualifications are designed to support you throughout every stage of your project management career.
The Chartered Project Professional (ChPP) standard is a professional benchmark that demonstrates attainment of a defined level of technical knowledge, professional practice and ethical behaviour.
These include our award-winning project management conferences, project management awards, community events and FREE webinars.
How APM is run
Our achievements and annual accounts are set out in the most recent annual report and review.
Honorary Fellowship of APM is one of our most prestigious awards, honouring those who have made a significant contribution to the profession. View a list of our Honorary Fellows, and find out how to nominate someone for the award.
APM membership requires adherence to a Code of Professional Conduct where details of the code and the conduct and ethical approach required from members are set out, along with the relevant procedural rules.
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Our vision, mission and objectives
Our vision is of a world in which all projects succeed with project management as a life skill for all. To make this ambitious, globally focused vision a reality, we work tirelessly to achieve our mission:
“Inspiring communities to deliver meaningful change for societal benefit by advancing the art, science, theory and practice of project management.”
Our vision and mission are underpinned by key objectives that provide purpose and set a clear direction.
There's never been a more exciting time to work in project management
Our values were shaped by what our members and staff said they thought and felt towards us. They are core to who we are and define ourselves as an organisation. They drive and characterise how we communicate in every way and we are proud of what they represent.
We have four values. Each value contains associated behaviours. Read more about our values below.
APM Branches and Specific Interest Groups (SIGs)
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.
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.
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.
As a leading modern professional body, APM, the chartered body for the project profession, 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:
APM publications aim to advance and broaden the knowledge of professional project management.
Submitting your book proposal to APM
APM, the chartered body for the project profession, 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.
Project is the official journal of the Association for Project Management (APM), the chartered body for the project profession. Produced quarterly the 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.
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 get 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.