Winning APM young project manager of the year 2010 and an insight into the benefits of APM, CPD and APM RPP
Posted by APM on 28th Apr 2011
Neil won the APM Young Project Manager of the year award for 2010 in recognition of his work on a scheme at Sellafield that was critical to the Sellafield Ltd continued reprocessing and therefore, the amount of commercial revenue to fund the clean up.
At the University of Central Lancashire, Neil gave a presentation to APM members on what he had to achieve in respect of the awards criteria and what the overall project entailed to achieve success in both areas. Despite fierce competition Neil was nominated by the local branch for his innovative approach to what was a time constraint project which had to be delivered safely whilst moving the project onto a sustainable footing that delivered the business benefits required.
APM awards are not given out lightly and there are several levels of criteria that have to be met and, each in its own right ensures that the Body of Knowledge directives are met. As a young but maturing Project Manager Neil explained at length to the delegates the methods he used to deliver the project safely in the shortest possible time and although he was aware of his nomination, he was honoured to be recognised for his efforts on what was an exciting but crucial project for Sellafield.
The presentation was made complete with Graham Woodward avidly supported by Paul Mair who informed members of the benefits of APM, CPD and the new APM Registered Project Professional which they have recently successfully completed and now act as assessors for the award. Graham did emphasise that this new and exciting direction for APM was not a walk in the park and would require some detailed preparation to ensure success in gaining the recognition of an APM Registered Project Professional. This was further reiterated by Paul who gave an account on why RPP was the chosen direction and the experience of achieving the high standard of APM Registered Project Professional.
Geoff Lowe from Chartwell Consulting Ltd and an APM Board Member said Its great to see the North West branch of the APM starting to stage quality events in the West Cumbria area.
The gauntlet has now been laid down for those that wish to compete for this years APM awards and details can be found at http://www.apm.org.uk/Awards where criteria can be found for each of the APM awards 2011.
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