APM Assurance Specific Interest Group (SIG)

"P3 Assurance is the process of providing confidence to stakeholders that projects, programmes and portfolios will achieve their scope, time, cost and quality objectives, and realise their benefits."
APM Body of Knowledge, 6th edition, section 3.6.1

The Assurance SIG was launched in 2008 aiming to be the centre of excellence within APM for all issues connected with project and programme assurance. It works in several workstreams directed by its management team. These workstreams include:

  • creation of a knowledge base;
  • assurance definitions;
  • interfaces and developing lasting relationships;
  • project auditing;
  • measures for assuring projects;
  • integrated assurance – developing and sharing best practice.


For the SIG to become a source of best practice in the provision of effective and efficient project and programme assurance.


 •   To provide a forum for exchanging ideas, sharing good practice, and developing new approaches to providing assurance.

 •   To develop standards and guidance on best practice assurance.

 •   To promote use of best practice approaches to assurance.

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Assurance resources

The word “assurance” means different things to different people, depending on the field of interest.

In the world of projects and programmes it certainly has a range of meanings.

For some, it’s all about achieving quality, for others it’s about being sure that what they are told is correct, whilst for many it’s about being confident that ‘things are under control’.


Download the Assurance Assessment Toolkit

Read more about P3 assurance in the Body of Knowledge



  • Roy Millard: Chair
  • Gary Poole: Secretary
  • Mushtaq Ali: Committee member
  • Nigel Bennett: Committee member
  • Mark Gittoes: Committee member
  • Dave Lovitt: Committee member

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