A milestone in the development of the profession

The Association for Project Management (APM) has received its Royal Charter following notification from the Privy Council Office in October that Her Majesty The Queen had approved its application. 

The receipt of a Royal Charter marks a significant achievement in the evolution of project management and those who make, and seek to make, a career in this field.

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Celebrating women in project management

Sarah De Boer, Centrica - winner of the Young Project Professional Award, 2015

Imagine having to clear a blocked well in the deep waters of the North Sea in winter safely and with huge amounts of money at stake.

That was the challenge facing Sarah De Boer from operator Centrica when the flow of oil from a well in the Chestnut Field declined steeply.

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A good day for women, skills and the profession

On International Women’s Day, chancellor of the exchequer Phillip Hammond announced a £5m fund will be made available for ‘returnships’ – to help those returning to work after long career breaks.

Today’s investment marks a step change in how we tackle the gender wage gap and invest in increasing productivity.

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The equality agenda

For more than 30 years as an MP, Harriet Harman has been an ardent campaigner for equality for women. But, as she tells Sarah Notton, there is still a long way to go.


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Shining a light on major projects

The NAO report in 2016 was a wake up call for government, highlighting that project delivery needs to improve. Getting major projects wrong would be disastrous for the public purse. Geraldine Barker, NAO director, was interviewed on the report which was a review of the Major Projects Portfolio.

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Claire Dellar
Eddie Obeng

Closing the gender pay gap

Any profession, including project management, cannot afford the waste of talent – or overlook the inequity - which results from women being unable to return to the workforce or being underpaid if they do.

By Julian Smith

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Courage is the key to creating an ideal world

The challenge for most managers and leaders arises from translating this ideal into practice, while meeting the objectives of a project. In talking with organisations around the UK, I have identified three key factors that determine whether ethical leadership will help to achieve project success.

By Dave Wakeman

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