From The Project Academy team


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The first participants have graduated from the (APM)-accredited Project Leadership Programme (PLP).

The first participants have graduated from Government’s Infrastructure and Project Authorities APM-accredited Project Leadership Programme (PLP). This is a major contribution to boosting the delivery profession across Government, intended to improve project delivery. The Project Academy, with its partners Cranfield University and PA Consulting, was selected by the Cabinet Office in 2015 to run the Project Leadership Programme (PLP) for Senior Civil Servants responsible for complex Government projects.  Please click here to read more.

Trends in Competency Management Report

Our recently released ‘2015 Report on Trends in Competency Management’ explores the correlation between competency management on corporate performance. The report presents research findings and the CCM Index we have subsequently developed to measure organisations against their sector peers and sector versus sector. Read more about CCM

APM has been awarded with Best UK Association and Best Association Conference in London

The Project Academy would like to congratulate the APM on winning their award for Best UK Association and Best Association Conference in London.  The Project Academy continue to work very closely with the APM on a number of key strategic projects and to support APM in their objectives to develop and promote project and programme management through its. Five Dimensions of Professionalism. Please click here for more information

Baker Mallett's Project Managers Raise the Standard

The Project Academy are pleased to have supported Baker Mallet, attain RPP for two of their project managers.  Support was provided via our RPP Fast-track programme, a 6 month programme providing key support and mentoring in the route to RPP.  The Project Academy are very proud to have supported around 200 people via our RPP support programmes. Please click here for more information.

Congratulations to Shell

The Project Academy would like to congratulate Shell on winning the much coveted APM Project Managment Company of the Year Award.  Click here to find out more on how The Project Academy have successfully delivered a bespoke online competence and evidence system to over 3500 Shell PM staff globally More...

APM Chartership – A major step forward

The APM’s application to Privy Council for Chartered status has come a key step closer following a recent judicial review. The challenge by the Project Management Institute (PMI) against APM being awarded Chartered Status has been rejected and the PMI’s claim dismissed on all grounds.  More...

Balfour Beatty plc fast start their Projects Academy

Times remain challenging, yet building capability in project management is at an all time high. The need to move quickly, cost efficiently but maintain quality is key to board approval for development programmes.

So, how did Balfour Beatty create a project management academy, from a standing start, in just 4 weeks? More...

Exciting times for the APM and the profession

An ambitious programme to create new and refreshed APM professional standards is being supported by the expertise of The Project Academy team.

A new suite of qualifications and a refreshed competence framework will be available later this year. More...

Registered Project Professional: A look back three years on!

Since the first group of RPP candidates graduated in 2011, the RPP qualification has really made headway.

Through a presentation delivered at the Project Academy event in March, Paul Erricker, our Academy Director, and RPP qualification founder looks back and what has been achieved. More...

Calling senior management: Is your project in a safe pair of hands?

Fed up fire-fighting troublesome projects? Constantly bailing out projects managers who you thought were up to the job? Unsure if you’ve hired the right project manager? 

In the rush to resource that next project, assessing the actual competence of your proposed project manager can be a hit and miss affair. More...

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