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A Guide to Integrated Assurance follows other well-known SIG guide examples, including the hugely influential Directing Change: A Guide to Governance of Project Management.

Written by an Assurance SIG working group, this latest guide looks at the challenge of providing cost effective assurance across project organisations.

“Projects are increasingly subject to types of assurance activities. These have cost implications and may even jeopardise the success of the project itself,” said Roy Millard, chair of APM’s Assurance SIG. “To minimise impact and risk, an integrated approach should be taken. This guide provides advice on how to do this.”

The guide identifies important roles and responsibilities as well as tools and templates to help overcome “silo-oriented approaches” to assurance that do not naturally result in integration.

The target audience is wide-ranging and includes project managers, sponsors (in particular, those responsible for designing and carrying out assurance activities) and stakeholders with an interest in the successful delivery of the projects, programmes or portfolios.

“It will help readers develop a framework for assurance that efficiently and effectively supports rather than jeopardises projects in achieving their intended outcomes,” said Roy, when asked for the single most compelling reason to buy the guide.

A Guide to Integrated Assurance is priced at £10 (£9 to APM members) and is available to buy from Turpin today.



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  1. Owain Wilson
    Owain Wilson 22 May 2014, 01:38 PM

    Hi Brian, the document is avaialble from the "Member resources" page at 

  2. Brian Wernham
    Brian Wernham 22 May 2014, 01:29 PM

    Owain,Is there a URL for the members' download?Brian Wernham RPP FAPM

  3. Owain Wilson
    Owain Wilson 19 May 2014, 09:03 AM

    The guide will be available to members as a PDF download from 20th May 2014,Best regardsOwainWeb media manager, APM

  4. Christophe Bredillet
    Christophe Bredillet 18 May 2014, 11:15 PM

    Is this guide available as pdf. It would more useful than a paper "book"Thanks