APM – The Five
Dimensions of
Professionalism and
2020 Strategy
Nick Jones
27 November 2013
Structure
 APM
 Current context
 APM Vision 2020
 The 5 Dimensions of Professionalism
 Corporate Accreditation and RP...
Association for Project Management


Lead professional body for project management in UK, and the largest
independent pro...
APM – keeping good company
Structure
 APM
 Current context
 APM Vision 2020
 The 5 Dimensions of Professionalism
 Corporate Accreditation and RP...
“Project
management is
viewed as a
prestigious
career path in
the private
sector”
“

86% of projects fail to
deliver against their
budget, schedule,
scope, quality and
benefits baseline

”

December 2012
Structure
 APM
 Current context
 APM Vision 2020
 5 Dimensions of Professionalism
 Corporate Accreditation and RPP
Extensive research and analysis
 Particular focus on key inter-related issues:
– Themes and trends in the profession
– Ge...
The profession: themes and trends
Tolerance
of failure in
decline

Increasingly
complex
governance
Growth of
portfolio
man...
A big vision ...
 A world in which All Projects Succeed
Structure
 APM
 Current context
 APM Vision 2020
 5 Dimensions of Professionalism
 Corporate Accreditation and RPP
Strategy to deliver the vision
1. Develop and maintain APM
infrastructure
2. Develop and maintain standards &
knowledge
3....
The APM model of professionalism
The core components
A framework or methodology which
defines the processes and practices
for the organisation
A competence...
APM Corporate Accreditation
APM Corporate Accreditation recognises the commitment of
organisations to the 5 Dimensions of ...
The Standard
APM Registered Project Professional recognises those who
are able to demonstrate the capabilities of a respon...
Chartered status

> 400

1. APM remains committed to gaining chartered:


Everything that can and should be done is being...
APM – The Five
Dimensions of
Professionalism and
2020 Strategy
Nick Jones
27 November 2013
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APM PM in the Nuclear Industry Event
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  1. 1. APM – The Five Dimensions of Professionalism and 2020 Strategy Nick Jones 27 November 2013
  2. 2. Structure  APM  Current context  APM Vision 2020  The 5 Dimensions of Professionalism  Corporate Accreditation and RPP
  3. 3. Association for Project Management  Lead professional body for project management in UK, and the largest independent professional body of its kind in Europe – Leading member within International Project Management Association (IPMA)  C. 20,500 + individual members across 4,000 + organisations  525 + corporate members across public and private sectors:  Charity, founded in 1972  Campaigning for increased professionalism: – helping make it happen in practice.
  4. 4. APM – keeping good company
  5. 5. Structure  APM  Current context  APM Vision 2020  The 5 Dimensions of Professionalism  Corporate Accreditation and RPP
  6. 6. “Project management is viewed as a prestigious career path in the private sector”
  7. 7. “ 86% of projects fail to deliver against their budget, schedule, scope, quality and benefits baseline ” December 2012
  8. 8. Structure  APM  Current context  APM Vision 2020  5 Dimensions of Professionalism  Corporate Accreditation and RPP
  9. 9. Extensive research and analysis  Particular focus on key inter-related issues: – Themes and trends in the profession – Generation Z – World-wide web – The professional body concept.
  10. 10. The profession: themes and trends Tolerance of failure in decline Increasingly complex governance Growth of portfolio management Success is the default expectation Largest projects not deliverable from within single organisation “It is time to lead” Collaboration and partnership New commercial models Professionalism versus methodologies http://www.apm.org.uk/news/time-lead
  11. 11. A big vision ...  A world in which All Projects Succeed
  12. 12. Structure  APM  Current context  APM Vision 2020  5 Dimensions of Professionalism  Corporate Accreditation and RPP
  13. 13. Strategy to deliver the vision 1. Develop and maintain APM infrastructure 2. Develop and maintain standards & knowledge 3. Promote and apply those standards & knowledge
  14. 14. The APM model of professionalism
  15. 15. The core components A framework or methodology which defines the processes and practices for the organisation A competence framework to map levels of knowledge and experience at appropriate levels Qualifications to provide developmental opportunities and recognition of competence at appropriate levels A continuing professional development scheme that broadens horizons and builds understanding through sharing of good practice Recognition that true professionals should be accountable for their actions and adhere to a code of ethics and professional conduct
  16. 16. APM Corporate Accreditation APM Corporate Accreditation recognises the commitment of organisations to the 5 Dimensions of Professionalism. Currently 47 Accredited organisations, including Magnox, Nuclear Engineering Services and Sellafield. Benefits:  Differentiation - Stand out as an exemplar in the development of P3M professionals.  Offers assurance to stakeholders.  Can utilise to help attract and retain the best talent.
  17. 17. The Standard APM Registered Project Professional recognises those who are able to demonstrate the capabilities of a responsible leader, have the ability to manage a complex project and use appropriate tools, processes and techniques.  Breadth of understanding as defined by the APM Body of Knowledge  Depth of understanding in line with the APM competence framework  Achievement through professional qualifications and a portfolio of evidence  Commitment through continuing professional development  Accountability through APM membership and code of professional conduct
  18. 18. Chartered status > 400 1. APM remains committed to gaining chartered:  Everything that can and should be done is being done, right now  “Dignified silence” remains as important and as difficult as ever 1. APM will allow nothing to dent the momentum of activity around increased professionalism; and 2. All this evidenced by “drumbeat of delivery” of regular and timely launch of new products and services which lie within APM’s direct control.
  19. 19. APM – The Five Dimensions of Professionalism and 2020 Strategy Nick Jones 27 November 2013
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