This glossary is a unique collection of popular project management terms sourced from the fifth, sixth and seventh editions of the APM Body of Knowledge and other APM publications.
Member benefits (🔒)
As an individual member of APM, you receive a wide range of benefits. These benefits are designed to enhance your professional status, improve your career prospects and enable you to contribute personally to the development of the profession of project management.
Hosted by our online community, our SIGs and Branches are offering free lunchtime webinars.
Covering a wide range of topics to support the project profession, please explore the full programme using the events listing below and sign up for free today.
Other webinars include our range of chartered application support services, aimed to support those looking to become a Chartered Project Professional (ChPP).
What is project management?
Project management is the application of processes, methods, knowledge, skills and experience to achieve the project objectives. Projects are the vehicles of change in an organisation. They are not the repetitive business-as-usual type of activity.
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APM’s research programme aims to advance new and existing knowledge in the delivery of projects, programmes and portfolios. APM has a broad range of research initiatives and activities that are open for you and your organisation to engage with at any one time.
Where can I buy your books and guides? APM, the chartered body for the project profession, publishes a growing range of books and guides, from general to specific interest topics, as well as study guides, available for purchase.
APM Competence Framework
The APM Competence Framework sets out the competences required for effective project, programme, portfolio management and project management office (PMO).
The framework consists of 27 competences based around outcomes that project professionals need to achieve.
Each competence includes a series of criteria covering knowledge and the application and a ratings scale.
A guide to project sponsorship
Project sponsorship offers organisations huge opportunities when implemented successfully. While significant work has been undertaken to improve project performance via project delivery teams, little has focused on critical issues of sponsorship and leadership.
This may be attributed to the sponsor’s role being hard to define and lacking traction in the boardroom.