APM Programme Management Specific Interest Group

Programme Management The coordinated management of projects and business as usual (steady-state) activities to achieve beneficial change.

Definition from APM Body of Knowledge 7th edition  📖

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About this SIG

Programme management is focused on the delivery of change within an organisation or environment. The transition from projects delivering outputs to embedding new working practices as business as usual, requires a planned and systematic approach necessitating leadership, drive and commitment.

Our strategy will be delivered using the lens of the APM FIVE Dimensions of Professionalism, namely:

  • Breadth (Body of Knowledge: concepts, terms & activities that make up a professional domain including publications & articles) 
  • Depth (Competence framework – knowledge & experience under technical, behavioural & contextual domains) 
  • Achievement (Qualifications, especially programme-related, aligned to IPMA's 4 level certification) 
  • Commitment (CPD - Events broad range of BoK topic areas & appropriate delivery methods) 
  • Accountability (Delivery of services to ProgM / APM members & SIG communications)

Our vision To be recognised internationally as the leading group for programme management, supporting a world in which all projects succeed.

Our mission In line with APM regulations the mission of ProgM is: to provide a forum for effective learning and development, that promotes the science, discipline, tools and techniques of programme management

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APM Introduction to Programme Management 2nd editionAPM Introduction to Programme Management - second edition

This edition brings new insights as to what programme management is all about. It is an ‘easy read’ for the top executives, for those relatively new to programme management who have a thirst for knowledge and for the project management community who should, and need to, understand how their project management skills play into the ‘bigger picture’.”

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The value of programme management

Programmes are unique and transient strategic endeavours undertaken to achieve a defined set of objectives, incorporating a group or related projects and change management activities. Programme management consists of the activities to initiate, control and integrate projects and change management activities to achieve beneficial change for an organisation.

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Hosted by our online community, our SIGs and Branches are offering free lunchtime webinars. Covering a wide range of topics to support the project profession, please explore the full programme using the events listing below and sign up for free today.

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