Consultation: 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.
Take part in the consultation by sharing your views with us today.
The consultation closes on 20 April 2018.
What is the APM Body of Knowledge?
The APM Body of Knowledge provides the foundation for the successful delivery of projects, programmes and portfolios across all sectors and industries. Written by the profession for the profession it offers the key to successful project management.
Why are we updating the APM Body of Knowledge?
The project management profession has developed significantly since the publication of the first APM Body of Knowledge in 1992. By the sixth edition (2012) it was increasingly accepted that organisations in all sectors use:
(i) projects to deliver planned change outputs and,
(ii) programmes and portfolios to organise projects alongside ‘business as usual’ to deliver benefits.
The seventh edition proposes to continue this theme and will emphasise how contemporary management through projects deals with an increasingly volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous world.
It also reflects that emerging thinking is to understand projects as social systems and project-based working in the context of accomplishing intended change and associated outcomes of strategic importance.
How we are updating the APM Body of Knowledge?
The APM Body of Knowledge benefits hugely from the input of the profession. The diversity of views and challenge helps improve what is produced. To provide access to everyone equally and to ensure we’ve captured a broad range of views fairly, we will be using an online consultation platform, CitizenSpace. This will be available from the 26 February for eight weeks.
You can view the proposed structure for the seventh edition here.
Meet our editorial team
Dr Ruth Murray-Webster HonFAPM
Ruth has been appointed as editor for the 7th edition of the APM Body of Knowledge.
Ruth is an experienced business manager and consultant specialising in delivering business change and risk management.
She has significant publishing experience, especially with APM and is a joint-author of Starting Out in Project Management.
She has a very clear appreciation of the important role that APM SIGs and other communities have in the creation of the APM Body of Knowledge.
“I was very honoured to be asked to be editor of the first APM Body of Knowledge for the chartered profession. The APM Body of Knowledge has a long history of being written by the profession for the profession, so leading that is exciting.”
Professor Darren Dalcher HonFAPM
Darren will be acting as academic advisor.
He is professor of project management at the University of Hertfordshire, visiting professor at the University of Iceland and adjunct professor at the Lille Graduate School of Management (SKEMA).
He is the founder and director of the National Centre for Project Management (NCPM).
He has written over 200 refereed papers on project management and published over 30 books.
"The APM Body of Knowledge is an important document supporting the development of the project profession in the charter era. I am delighted and honoured to be playing a part in shaping and refreshing the APM Body of Knowledge at such an important juncture."