APM: the Chartered body for the project profession

As of 1 April 2017 the Association for Project Management (APM) officially became a Chartered body. APM's objective as a Chartered body is to advance the science, theory and practice of project and programme management for public benefitAPM chair, John McGlynn, said “Chartered status takes APM to the next stage in its journey of growth. It has been achieved thanks to the hard work and commitment of those dedicated." 

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10 excellent reasons to be chartered…

Only a Chartered body can set a Chartered standard and while there has been much debate in the profession over the years about what this will look like, we now have a lot of work to do to develop a robust model that is fit for purpose.

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The Royal Charter: Achieving recognition and respect

Since its early days, APM has played a leading role in promoting the profession, raising standards and developing excellence through its qualifications in project management.

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The importance of being Chartered

Download the introductory report in our series of briefing papers: 21st century professionalism: the importance of being Chartered. 

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APM’s Project journal wins top industry award

APM’s Project journal was awarded top prize at this year’s Association Excellence Awards 2017. Project, which relaunched as a quarterly journal in 2015, was named ‘Best Association Magazine or Newsletter.

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Reasons to be cheerful

Project management matters. I don't need to persuade you of that. But what I may need to convince you of is the reason to be optimistic. Not only do we act as professional custodians of a vast amount of spending, but we also hold the reputations of vast organisations in our care. By Mike Clayton

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Trust me, I'm a project manager

Taking on your Chartered status will, APM hopes, give you much more power as a project manager. But, as with everything, there is a downside, and this one is huge. With great power comes great responsibility. At this moment, ‘Chartered project manager’ doesn’t really have fully formed brand values and attributes. What you do will shape the world’s perception of the brand. By Eddie Obeng

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