APM’s chartered journey

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29 March saw the next major milestone in APM’s chartered journey.  We have published the details of the application process to become a Chartered Project Professional (ChPP) and announced the date when the register will open for applications - 16 May.

The different routes to becoming a ChPP are set out in the application guidance notes we published before Easter.  The process is rigorous – and rightly so. But it is also designed to be accessible, with different requirements according to qualifications, previous assessments and experience. I hope that this will be a rewarding process for those who take the journey.

The requirements for becoming chartered have been informed by the results of an extensive consultation we undertook last autumn. I’m grateful to everyone who contributed and enabled us to build a chartered standard and application process that will help to develop our profession.

 The information that we have published will, I hope, do three things:

  • Enable you to see what is required
  • Allow you to prepare, either through gathering evidence for an application now, or thinking about development needs for a future application; and
  • Help you with the actual application process.

 We will be updating you as the process evolves – but today is a big step towards the opening of the register on 16 May.

John McGlynn

APM chair


Posted by John McGlynn on 10th Apr 2018

About the Author

John McGlynn, APM chair

John is a director at Atkins, one of the worlds leading design, engineering and project management consultancies known for its breadth and depth of expertise in responding to the most technically challenging and time critical projects. He has 30 years experience of delivering projects in Europe and the Middle East and the last decade he specialised in complex acquisition programmes. He is a Chartered Engineer, a Fellow of three institutions the IET, CIPS, APM and is an APM Registered Project Professional (RPP).

He co-chairs the joint working group between APM and the UK International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE UK) looking at ways project managers and system engineers can work together to deliver better programme outcomes through doing the right things at the start of projects and then doing things right through project and programme delivery. He believes that complex projects need both managerial and technical leaders who understand each others needs and can work in an integrated way.

John is an avid supporter of APM’s new strategy, Inspiring Positive Change, and aims to ensure he does all he can to represent members interests in achieving this. He believes APM has done an outstanding job in professionalising the discipline of project management throughout its 40 year history and is passionate about continuing that journey, pushing the boundaries of collective knowledge particularly in the delivery of complex projects.

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