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Overview of the new APM competence framework and new qualification

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The APM Competence Framework 2nd edition, released in June 2015, describes APM's new view of the competences necessary for effective project, programme, portfolio management and PMO in today's project environment. It’s been created by professionals for professionals and provides a common reference for all organisations and individuals engaged in project activities regardless of their size, sector or geographic location.

The presentation will outline the rationale behind the development of the new framework, and summarise a number of the key benefits it can bring to both organisations and project professionals. This will be followed by an update on the new APM qualification due for launch in spring 2016, which has been developed using the new competence framework. This is a developmental qualification that sits on the route to becoming a Registered Project Professional and is a natural progression from the APM Project Management Qualification.

Colin MacKenzie has a background in customer service, marketing and communications, with significant experience in both the private and public sectors. He has worked for large and small organisations throughout his career, and has experience in retail, financial services, membership bodies and health. Although he is not a career project professional many of his roles have required him to deliver projects and business improvement activities including significant business change programmes.

Ryan Wilcox
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