Welcome to the APM Library
How can I learn more about project management?
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.
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.
APM Competence Framework
The APM Competence Framework sets out the competences required for effective project, programme, portfolio management and project management office (PMO).
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.
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.
APM Salary and Market Trends Survey
The APM Salary and Market Trends Survey 2019 provides findings on project managers' salaries, benefits packages and the trends that will have the biggest impact on project management. The survey offers insights from project professionals across all sectors, offering a comprehensive overview of the project management employment market.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Learn about the people behind the projects, the projects they deliver and the organisations raising the bar of project professionalism.