APM Programme Management Specific Interest Group (ProgM SIG)

"Programme management is the co-ordinated management of projects and change management activities to achieve beneficial change."
APM Body of Knowledge, 6th edition, section 1.1.2

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)

(Competence framework – knowledge & experience under technical, behavioural & contextual domains)

(Qualifications, especially programme-related, aligned to IPMA's 4 level certification)

(CPD - Events broad range of BoK topic areas & appropriate delivery methods)

(Delivery of services to ProgM / APM members & SIG communications)

Our vision:

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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About us

Many of the ProgM SIG members are experienced practitioners who share a passion for learning and improving programme delivery. We work in partnership with the public and private sectors, academic institutions, and many other organisations.

Our members coach, facilitate and speak on programme management topics at conferences and events, thereby sharing knowledge, experience and good practice. ProgM SIG is digitally-savvy and particularly active in writing blogs, participating in online-forums and using social media.

ProgM SIG is open to new ideas; always listening to, and learning from, others. We welcome contributions from all members of the community of practice.

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  • Programme management
James Taylor
  • Working with sponsors and programme managers
  • Date: 14 October 2019
  • The relationships between sponsor, programme manager, and project manager can vary greatly, and the responsibilities and accountability can often become blurred. This blog considers how the two roles might work together better.
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Nigel Beecroft
  • Are your programmes getting enough integration?
  • Date: 5 September 2019
  • Sometimes a broader approach to programme management is required. Integration at programme level can take a number of forms and can be very effective in enhancing the delivery of groups of projects that are related.
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