APM at 50

Better projects for a better future

It’s our golden year at a golden moment for the project profession

In the last 50 years the world has changed beyond recognition. As we look to the future, addressing key challenges such as climate change, social inequality and digital transformation, we know it will change even more. If the last decade has shown anything – from the London Olympics to the COVID vaccine – it’s the power of successful project management to deliver positive impact. And, as the only chartered membership organisation representing the project profession in the world, APM and its professional community are at the forefront of delivering projects that succeed and benefit society.

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How far we've come

1972

Founded in Sweden as INTERNET (UK)

1975

First issue of The Bulletin now Project Journal

1985

Opened first office in High Wycombe

1992

APM Body of Knowledge 1st edition published

1996

APM Project Management Qualification launched

1998

Reached 10,000 individual members

2004

Launched APM Project Management Awards

2008

Moved to Princes Risborough office

2008

Five dimensions of professionalism

2012

Launched APM Registered Project Professional

2017

Gained Royal Charter

2018

The Chartered Project Professional register opened

2020

APM qualifications moved online

2022

Over 35,000 members and our 50th anniversary

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Share your stories

There have been many memories created at APM over the past 50 years. As we celebrate this milestone we hope to share as many of your memories as we can. If you have a story that you would like to share, then please fill out the form below. You can upload photos or write a short account of your memories. Don’t forget to tell us what your photo shows. 

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What’s coming up

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50 projects for a better future

We've identified the top 50 projects that have had the biggest impact on society in the last 50 years.

COMING SOON

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APM Power of Projects Conference

We will be celebrating our 50th anniversary at the conference on Thursday 9 June in London.

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Project Future research prize

Play your part in Project Future, our 50th anniversary research prize. We will be revealing more later on this year.

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