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


Founded in Sweden as INTERNET (UK)


First issue of The Bulletin now Project Journal


Opened first office in High Wycombe


APM Body of Knowledge 1st edition published


APM Project Management Qualification launched


Reached 10,000 individual members


Launched APM Project Management Awards


Moved to Princes Risborough office


Five dimensions of professionalism


Launched APM Registered Project Professional


Gained Royal Charter


The Chartered Project Professional register opened


APM qualifications moved online


Over 35,000 members and our 50th anniversary

Read more about our history


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

Sheraton Hotel

50 projects for a better future

We’ve identified 50 impactful projects from the last 50 years.


Sheraton Hotel

APM Power of Projects Conference

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


Sheraton Hotel

50 Years of Research

We’ll be bringing together key people from the academic world to discuss how project management has developed as a discipline over the last 50 years.


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