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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. 

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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.  

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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.

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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.

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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:

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.

APM Body of Knowledge 7th edition 

The Association for Project Management (APM) is excited to announce the launch of the consultation for the APM Body of Knowledge 7th edition.

The APM Body of Knowledge provides the foundation for the successful delivery of projects, programmes and portfolios across all sectors and industries.

It is written for the profession, by the profession, so we are looking for your input, experience and expertise to help shape the next edition and reflect how project management continues to evolve.         

Find out more about the consultation and how to take part. 

The consultation closes on 20 April 2018.



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