Introduction to APM Qualifications & Standards
Bracknell Leisure Centre was the venue on 10th November for a presentation by members of the Thames Valley Branch (TVB) on APM Qualifications and the Registered Project Professional (RPP) standard. Sports clothing was certainly not required by the small but attentive group of members who attended the interactive and informative session.
Presented by David Coombes (TVB Chairman & RPP Champion) and Pete Walters (TVB Corporate Rep and Director at 20|20 Insights) the audience were provided with an extensive explanation of the APM qualifications currently available, and an insight to the planned changes over the coming year. Pete explained the aim and suitability of qualifications, assessment criteria and learning options, including the relationship between APMP and PRINCE2. The first session closed with an explanation of the 5 Dimensions of Professionalism.
During the second part of the event David provided an introduction and explanation of the RPP standard, including the rationale behind its launch and its position alongside APM qualifications. The application process and portfolio requirements were explained in detail, together with sources of support for RRP applicants. Launched in 2011, there are now over 770 project professionals who have been awarded the RPP standard – the forerunner to Chartered status.
Throughout the event the audience were very engaged, with David and Pete answering a whole range of questions. The presentation slides included useful links to APM web pages that contain further detailed information and resources to support both APM qualifications candidates and RPP applicants.
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