How to achieve APM's Registered Project Professional (RPP) standard was the subject of at a Thames Valley Branch event hosted by Nationwide at their headquarters in Swindon.
David Coombes RPP Champion and Pete Walters, TVB Committee member, provided an insight to APM qualifications and the benefits of RPP to individuals and organisations. Launched in March 2011, there are now 538 project professionals who have been awarded the new RPP standard. The interactive session reviewed the context of RPP and defined its position alongside the qualifications offered by APM, together with the relationship between RPP and Chartered status.
RPP recognises competent professionals through their ability to be a responsible leader, manage a complex project and use appropriate tools, processes and techniques. RPP assesses all elements of the APM 5 Dimensions of Professionalism in a single standard thereby enhancing professional status and recognition.
The explanation of the RPP application process prompted some good questions from the audience and these were answered in detail by David and Peter. A one page handout was provided to all those who attended and this contained useful links to APM web pages that contain further information and resources to support RPP applicants. The session closed with a short update on the progress of RPP to date and an explanation of the current situation regarding the APM application for Chartered status.
For further information regarding this event or if you wish to arrange for an RPP Champion to provide a similar presentation to you or your organisation within the Thames Valley Area please contact David Coombes firstname.lastname@example.org