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 Association for Project Management – APM. We’re the only chartered membership organisation representing the project profession in the world, building the profile and respect the profession warrants and setting the most exacting standards. 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.
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.
We approach things with open minds.
We innovate, we embrace technology and we have a global outlook.
We find the most creative way to get things done.
We listen and lead debate.
We constantly evolve and share our perspective, and we own our voice.
We support the skills that go beyond project management process alone and are fundamental to success.
We’re flexible, friendly and collaborative.
We treat everyone with empathy and respect however challenging the circumstances.
We champion diversity and inclusion.
We’re committed to promoting the profession and raising its profile.
We set the benchmark with chartered status.
We invest in quality of thought, delivery, dialogue and service, constantly challenging ourselves to improve.
How APM is run
- We’re a registered charity, incorporated by Royal Charter RC000890 and governed by our Charter, which is supplemented by our regulations. You can find the details of our Board, the president and board committees
- 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. Details of the Codeand the conduct and ethical approach required from members is set out here, along with the relevant procedural rules.
APM Board chair, Debbie Lewis
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:
- Volunteering at schools through STEMNET as a STEM Ambassador;
- Inspiring the Future;
- Branches and specific interest groups (SIGs).
More about APM branches and 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.
A guide to APM SIGs can be downloaded here.
Join an APM branch or SIG in your area
- Specific Interest Groups
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, 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 Journal overview
Project is the official journal of the Association for Project Management (APM), the chartered body for the project profession. 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.
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 fulfill 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.