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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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.
15 awards will be presented on the night
Hazel Jell | BA (Hons), ChPP, MAPM
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.”
ChPPs typically earn 74% more than the average project management salary 
 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.
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.
8 ideas to shape the future explored in the latest Projecting the Future report
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.
11% increase in members – including 18% growth in international members – over the course of the year