The Association for Project Management (APM) officially became a chartered body on 1 April 2017. APM's objective as a Chartered body is to advance the science, theory and practice of project and programme management for the public benefit.
As a charted body APM aims to:
- raise standards through a robustly assessed register of Chartered Project Professionals who are committed to professional development and a code of conduct;
- enhance the status and recognition of project management as a means of delivering effective change that improves our economy and society; and
• facilitate continued collaboration and research with other professions to develop the practice and theory of delivering successful change across sectors and industries.
John McGlynn, APM chair said “Chartered status takes APM to the next stage in its journey of growth. It has been achieved thanks to the hard work and commitment of those dedicated to achieving APM’s goals of upholding and raising professional standards in project management.”
A central pillar in raising the standard of project, programme and portfolio delivery will be the launch of a new Register of Chartered Project Professionals in Spring 2018. The register will offer to clients, employers and the public confidence of quality across the rich diversity of skills involved in project management.