Measures for assurance - Introduction and user group experience webinar

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This webinar presented on Monday 29 April 2019, was an introduction to the APM Assurance SIG publication Measures for Assurance; the recently established user group and sharing of one or more examples of user experience.

The presenters shared their experiences behind the development and use of the recently launched Measures for Assurance toolkit - a set of criteria published by the APM Assurance Specific Interest Group (SIG) to help project professionals deliver assurance in a more consistent way.

The tool blends expertise from project professionals with several years' experience in a range of industries, including: IT, construction, infrastructure, railways, manufacturing, petrochemicals and oil and gas. It provides clear guidance on what healthy projects look like, based on expert judgment and first-hand evidence.

The toolkit's 10 criteria for assurance cover all aspects of projects - from client and scope to governance - and can be used by independent assurance providers, project teams for self-assessment as well as project teams for the development of their approach to managing and assuring the project.

It attempts to answer the discrepancy in the language and frameworks applied by project assurers. For example, the biggest difference found between sectors is their emphasis on safety - which is key in highly hazardous industries such as oil and gas. Assurance changes the starting order to safety, particularly process safety.

This webinar content supports anyone involved with project assurance in reviewing the toolkit. In the compiling stage, the differences in the precise terminology used based on company and industry practices is common - this interactive event will support attendees with their own implementation.


Tim Podesta completed his career with BP in 2016 having celebrated 35 years in a number of technical, commercial and leadership roles including programme management and subject matter expertise in projects.
He is a previous APM Assurance SIG committee member.

For over 10 years he has been active in thought leadership around measures for assurance. Leading the creation of the tool kit, with a working group of experienced assurance practitioners from a broad cross section of industries.

Matt Bruce-Kingsmill ChPP FAPM MCMI is a chartered project and programme professional with over 15 years experience in planning, leading and delivering transformational IT business change initiatives focused on utilising and improving performance whilst at the same time delivering significant savings and efficiencies.

Working across both the public and private sectors Matt’s experience is drawn from both leadership and assurance roles on multi-million pound NHS, 3rd sector, financial services, and local/central government transformation projects and programmes.

Matt works for Leidos UK a growing company delivering innovative technology and solutions focused on safeguarding critical capabilities and transformation in frontline services. Leidos work in the United Kingdom includes addressing some of the most complex problems in defence, healthcare, government, safety and security, and transportation.

Matt is currently the APM Scotland branch Chair, and is an active member and contributor within the Scottish project and programme management community.


Tim and Matt have very kindly allowed their presented material to be made available for viewing.
The slides on Slideshare and the webinar recording on YouTube is now available in our APM resources area and also embedded below for reference.

Questions raised during the recording are being reviewed and together with the responses will be published here shortly.


This webinar content is suitable for professionals with any level of experience.



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Posted on 29th Apr 2019
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