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Welcome to APM's library where you can search for a resource using the search bar below or take a look at some of our featured products. Members of APM, the Chartered body for the project profession, can access all of the content free or charge; non-APM members may be asked to register first.

APM publishes case studies of award winners and accredited organisations showing project management in practice. These are available to download, as well as the guides and whitepapers, below. 

Study guides, books and ebooks are available to buy.

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Road to Chartered series - Thought leadership papers

What does it mean to be Chartered for individual APM members and the profession at large? This question will be the subject of a series of thought-leadership papers aimed at exploring the opportunities and obligations facing the newly Chartered APM.

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Salary & Market Trends Survey 2017



This is the third edition of APM’s Salary and Market Trends Survey, run in collaboration with Wellingtone. Since its launch in 2015 the research has received over 13,700 responses from across the profession allowing APM to build up a clearer picture of trends and emerging demands from across the profession and answer a number of 'big questions'.

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Guide to Contracts & Procurement

APM Guide to Contracts and Procurement: For Project, Programme and Portfolio Managers offers a basic understanding of ‘how to’ procure sub-project works and to manage delivery through the phases of the procurement life cycle.

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Managing the portfolio series: Recognising the need to change

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Policy briefing: Brexit - The great British project?

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Policy briefing: Apprenticeships & apprenticeship levy

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Conditions for Project Success

Conditions for project success

This independent research report sought to identify the core factors which lead to the successful delivery of projects, programmes and portfolios.

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Salary and Market Trends Survey 2016

APM’s Salary and Market Trends Survey 2016 is the largest of its kind in the UK with insights from almost 5,000 project professionals across multiple sectors.

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Salary and Market Trends Survey 2015

Salary and market trends survey 2015

APM’s Salary and Market Trends Survey 2015 highlighted the ongoing success of the project management profession, with 70% of participants noting growth in their organisation. 

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Measures for Assuring Projects: APM toolkit

Measures for Assuring Projects

APM’s Assurance Specific Interest Group (SIG) has produced a toolkit to help project professionals deliver assurance in a more consistent way.

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Coaching in the Project Environment

Coaching in the Project Environment

Written by APM People Specific Interest Group (SIG) members and covering the growing phenomenon of coaching project individuals and project teams to achieve better results.

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 Introduction to Gamification

Introduction to Gamification

Gamification encompasses many elements that could be utilised within a project management environment to create fun, motivate staff and increase productivity within project teams.

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Social Return on Investment (SROI): Benefits realisation

 

This SROI report describes a framework for evaluating services and projects where it isn’t immediately obvious how to quantify the financial return.

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Practical Adoption of Agile Methodologies

Practical Adoption of Agile Methodologies

The objective of this study was to understand the extent to which agile tools techniques and roles are practically put in place in corporate project management methodologies

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Innovation in Projects

Innovation in projects

The report features four finalists shortlisted for APM’s 2014 Project of the Year, all judged to have excelled in three key areas: project management, results, and innovation and lessons learned.

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Learn about the people behind the projects, the projects they deliver and the organisations raising the bar of project professionalism.

Award-winning project professionals

Award-winning young project professionals

Award-winning projects

Academic accreditation case studies

Corporate accreditation case studies

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