04/01/2012

Recognition For First APM Register Project Professionals

The Association for Project Management (APM) has recognised the first Northern Ireland recipients of its new APM Registered Project Professional (RPP) designation.

Local APM members, Leslie Warren, Paul Cooke and John Arbuckle were professionally certified after demonstrating their capability of being a responsible leader and being able to manage a complex project using appropriate tools, processes and techniques.

Recipient Leslie Warren, who is also the current Chair of APM's Northern Ireland branch said: "It is important that those working within project management across all sectors are assessed and accredited on an ongoing basis. We work in a very competitive and challenging environment, therefore it is vital that the quality and standard of the work provided is monitored and maintained at a certified level.
News Image
"There has never been a more important time for the project management profession – the scale, complexity and significance of the projects currently in implementation and in planning, the financial pressures which surround us, the ever-increasing level of public and media scrutiny and growing intolerance of failure, all mean that effective project management is centre stage in the economy as never before."

APM Registered Project Professional is a pan-sector standard for anyone with experience of managing others in a complex project environment regardless of their professional background or qualifications.

All candidates must demonstrate capability in 29 core competences and knowledge of 18 complementary competences.

To be recognised on the APM Register of Project Professionals candidates will also be required to maintain their Continuing Professional Development (CPD) annually in accordance with the APM CPD scheme and adhere to the APM Code of Professional Conduct through APM membership.

Successful candidates are entered onto the APM Register of Project Professionals. The register will demonstrate to users of project management services and the wider public those professionals who have met the standard for APM Registered Project Professional.

(CD/GK)

Related Northern Ireland News Stories
Click here for the latest headlines.

28 January 2005
Minister announces additional £10m to fight waste
Over £10 million has been allocated to Northern Ireland’s 26 district councils with the express aim of combating waste across the province. Minister for the Environment Angela Smith said everyone needed to “Reduce, Re-use and Recycle” in order to tackle the scourge of waste.
20 March 2020
NI Screen To Host Online Workshops
Northern Ireland Screen is to run several online workshops for new and emerging talent. As education becomes a logistical nightmare during the current public health crisis, the agency is offering aspiring professionals in the film and TV industry a chance to learn at home.
04 December 2019
Drugs Arrest In Belfast City Centre
Police deployments operating under new security tactics have made an arrest in Belfast City Centre. Project Servator officers observed suspicious behaviour in the area on Tuesday night, 03 December and moved to search a 32 year-old male. The man was then arrested on suspicion of possession of suspected class A drugs with intent to supply.
31 March 2006
Lagan Technologies serves 10m UK citizens
Belfast-based Lagan Technologies, a provider of customer relationship technology and services to local government and public sector organisations, has announced that the 10 millionth UK citizen is now being served by its technology.
31 October 2013
Funding Unlocked For L'Derry's Vacant Spaces
Funding has been approved for a project to bring empty commercial space in the centre of L'Derry back into use. Announcing the funding, Social Development Minister Nelson McCausland said: "Like other town and city centres across Northern Ireland, Londonderry is suffering considerably as a result of the economic downturn.