International Project Management Day 2020

International Project Management Day is a celebration of the economic and social value of projects and the people who deliver them.

For us, this day is a chance to reflect on the amazing contribution of projects, as well as the achievements of organisations and individuals who deliver meaningful change. With change set to be the defining characteristic of the decade ahead, the project profession will be at the heart of driving quality, efficiency and effectiveness in all sectors and organisations.

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If you’d like to join the APM community and become part of something great, we have membership grades to suit everyone from students and graduates, to lifelong professionals. Discover more about becoming a member.

APM Project Management Awards 2020

Our prestigious Project Management Awards ceremony, sponsored by RPC UK ltd, takes place on Monday, 16 November and you can be there.

We’re inviting you to join us at the APM Project Management Awards 2020 virtual event; the ultimate celebration of projects from around the world. We’ve also brought together some of our most popular resources from the past year, along with some of our most inspirational stories.

The virtual event is free to attend, so join us on this special evening to see who takes home the coveted trophy. You can view the award categories and finalists here.

View finalists and register for the virtual awards ceremony

15 awards will be presented on the night

Hazel Jell | BA (Hons), ChPP, MAPM

Youngest ChPP

In August, Hazel Jell, business systems project manager for Sir Robert McAlpine, became the youngest ever ChPP. She commented:

“It’s a great thing to have independent recognition of the knowledge, experience and skills I have gained...I’m sure it will help lead to more opportunities to further my experience into programme management and beyond.”

Discover the value of chartered status and read Hazel’s tips for the application process.

Discover more about chartered status

ChPPs typically earn 74% more than the average project management salary [1]

[1] APM Salary and Market Trends Survey 2019 

The Golden Thread

The Golden Thread is a groundbreaking research initiative undertaken in partnership with PwC Research that revealed the true economic and social contribution of the project profession to the UK.

The research found that project management in the UK generates around £156.5 billion of annual Gross Value Added and that an estimated 2.13 million full-time equivalent workers are employed in the UK project management profession, almost 1 in 12 workers.

This report showed how project management is a ‘golden thread’ that drives quality, efficiency and effective change in all sectors and organisations.

Two follow-ups have been published, providing a closer look at project management in different regions of the UK, and in specific industry sectors. 

Read them all for free

2.13 million full-time equivalent workers employed by the project profession

Projecting the Future

Last year, we launched Projecting the Future as a ‘big conversation’ about the challenges – and opportunities – facing the profession.

After a year of discussion and six separate challenge papers, we’ve drawn on what you told and the conclusions that have emerged. Our new report – The Adaptive Project Professional – sets out a series of ideas to help shape the future of project management and provides recommended actions for stakeholders across the profession.

We believe now is the time to focus on the adaptive project professional. Change is set to be the defining characteristic of the decade ahead – technological, social and environmental – and the project profession will be at the heart of creating and delivering that change. Adaptability will be key.

Explore the six challenge papers

8 ideas to shape the future explored in the latest Projecting the Future report

Members’ Review

Our most recent annual Members’ Review document covers the business year 2019/20. It shows how we delivered on our objectives for the year while supporting our members and the wider profession.

This document includes many of APM’s highlights for the year as we continue to lead the way in setting and maintaining universally high standards for the project profession and raise awareness of projects as a route to the delivery of public good.

Discover what we achieved

11% increase in members – including 18% growth in international members – over the course of the year

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