About APM Body of Knowledge
The APM Body of Knowledge is available in a number of formats:
APM Body of Knowledge 6th edition
The APM Body of Knowledge 6th edition is available in paperback, hardback, monographed and digital e-book. It represents the standard definition of the breadth of project management making it a primary reference for APM qualifications, membership and other professional standards.
APM Body of Knowledge 6th edition corporate edition
The APM Body of Knowledge 6th edition corporate edition is an electronic organisational licence that allows you make the standard available to your project management team and amend it to suit your organisational needs.
APM Body of Knowledge online
APM has created a unique online resource that allows its users to search the APM Body of Knowledge. This constantly evolving resource builds on the standard taxonomy within the sixth edition to provide greater depth, reflect emerging practice and more specialist developments.
APM Body of Knowledge Definitions
The APM Body of Knowledge Definitions is a subsection of the APM Body of Knowledge 6th edition and aims to provide high level definitions for each of the 69 topic areas which are contained in the full text. Topics are divided over four sections; context, people, delivery, and interfaces.
APM Body of Knowledge Definitions can be downloaded here.
APM Body of Knowledge Approved
Approved titles are specifically selected as providing essential next-steps in the understanding of topics contained with the APM Body of Knowledge 6th edition. The below titles are approved:
- Professional Services Short Contract
- Professional Services Short Contract - Guidance notes and flow charts
- The Gower Handbook of Project Management Fifth Edition
Originally published in 1992, the APM Body of Knowledge is a collaborative work drawing from the experience of practitioners, influencers and academics in all disciplines and sectors. It has grown to become the cornerstone of the profession as a sourcebook, starting point and taxonomy from which professional practice grows.
In 2012 APM launched the sixth edition of the standard with a new functional structure and comprehensive coverage of the disciplines of project, programme and portfolio management.
In addition, the following sites may be of interest:
- Project Management Association of Japan: A guidebook for project and program management for enterprise innovation "P2M" (PDF).
- Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development: Competence and competency frameworks
- Franklin, M: Building project management capability through competency assessments (PDF)
- International Project Management Association: ICB-IPMA competence baseline. 3rd ed.
- Overseas Development Institute: Communities of practice: linking knowledge, policy and practice
- Wenger, E: Communities of practice
- Association for Project Management: The scheduling maturity model. White paper (PDF)
- Armstrong, S. and Beecham, S: Project Management Perspectives. The annual publication of the International Project Management Association
- BCS Requirements Engineering Specialist Group: Requirements Quarterly: RQ54 (PDF)
- BCS Requirements Engineering Specialist Group: Requirements Quarterly: RQ55 (PDF)
- BCS Requirements Engineering Specialist Group: Requirements Quarterly: RQ56 (PDF)
- Beil, D: Supplier selection (PDF)
- Broome, J.C: Procurement routes for partnering: a practical guide (PDF)
- Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply: Developing and implementing a strategic sourcing strategy (PDF)
- Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply: Supply chain management (PDF)
- HM Treasury: The green book
- Institute of Risk Management National Forum for Risk Management in the Public Sector (ALARM) and Association of Insurance and Risk Managers (AIRMIC): A risk management standard (PDF)
- International Organization for Standardization: ISO 27000:2009 information technology
- National Health Service: Procurement guide for commissioners of NHS-funded services (PDF)
- Office of Government Commerce: P30 online repository
- Office of Government Commerce: Requirement to distinguish between "selection" and "award" stages of a public procurement, and to give suppliers complete information about the criteria used in both stages - Action note(PDF)
- Cabinet Office: HMG security policy framework
- Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development: Strategic human resource management
- HM Government: Data protection act
- HM Government: Health and safety at work
- HM Government: UK national security strategy
- International Organisation for Standardisation: ISO/IEC 27001 to 27006 (information security)