Alan Ferguson, Managing Director of AFA, successfully delivered a presentation to the East of England branch of APM regarding the use of the new APM Body of Knowledge manual (6th Edition).
Alan was heavily involved in the 6th edition project, as chair of one of the topic review groups and his presentation looked at how the 6th edition of the APM Body of Knowledge (BoK) supports the evolving needs of the PM profession. This presentation was suitable for all levels of the project management profession.
The new edition of the BoK is squarely aimed at project, programme and portfolio management (P3M) which ranges from a discreet package of work to the largest transformational change programmes and encompasses all of an organization's projects and programmes the portfolio.
When the world was simpler we could call ourselves project managers. Now everyone is a project manager even if they are not managing a project. Do we have to call ourselves "portfolio, programme and project managers"? Alan's view, which is closely aligned with the message in the APM BoK 6th edition, is that we now deliver change. Projects, programmes and portfolios are just points on a gradual scale for managing effort to deliver objectives.
The presentation looks at what integrated change delivery means for you and your organisation. A copy of Alan's presentation can be found below and you are welcome to use it providing it is always accredited to Alan at AFA.