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- Industry context
Last edited 17 Nov 2019
Association for Project Management APM
With over 30,000 individual members and more than 500 corporate partners, the APM is the largest professional body for project managers in Europe. In common with many chartered bodies, its members are required to abide by a code of professional conduct.
 Five dimensions of professionalism
- Breadth – the APM Body of Knowledge defines what is needed to manage any kind of project and is the foundation of many project management standards.
- Depth – the Competence Framework maps levels of knowledge and experience to help promote an individual’s skills and abilities.
- Achievement – APM qualifications are recognised throughout the profession and aligned with the International Project Management Association (IPMA) four-level certification programme.
- Commitment – embarking on CPD can enhance a project management career.
- Accountability – all members commit to the APM Code of Professional Conduct which outlines the ethical practice that is expected from them.
Broadly, the APM’s vision is to create “a world in which all projects succeed, with project management as a life-skill for all”. Advancing the art, science, theory and practice of project management to help inspire communities to develop meaningful change for the benefit of society.
There are four grades of APM membership:
 Local reach
APM branches host events aimed at all levels of membership. Events serve to keep members updated on the latest developments in project, programme and portfolio management, foster networking and contributing to the requirements of CPD. APM relies to some extent on the expertise and commitments of a volunteer community to deliver numerous wide-ranging activities, including events, publications and product development.
Special interest groups (SIGs) provide a forum for discussion for members and their guests and create and disseminate new knowledge.
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