APM Body of Knowledge v7 – First Impressions

The Association for Project Management (APM)’s new Body of Knowledge published on 2 May 2019 is an exciting development.  On one hand, it’s much more readable than previous Body of Knowledge’s.  On the other, it’s no longer designed to dip into – it’s a “read start-to-finish” kind of document. Purchase from: https://www.apm.org.uk/book-shop/apm-body-of-knowledge-7th-edition/ (permission APM) Is […]

Complementary Disciplines: Communication and Benefits

Sharp-eyed readers may notice that I specialise in creating Value, through benefits. This means creating improvement in individuals, in organisations, and in projects. I don’t think it’s a secret that all improvement requires change. But not all change leads to improvement. Making change happen is, however, vital. Making change happen requires communication. Here’s a blog […]

An Age of Benefits and Value Management?

Project Management is an ancient profession – we can certainly trace it over 1,000 years, although project managers would have been called “Administrators”, or “Architects”. Project Management as a discipline goes back at least 100 years, as does the Iron Triangle. I argue on the APM (Association for Project Management) website https://www.apm.org.uk/blog/an-age-of-benefits-and-value-management/ that Project Management […]

Procurement for Benefits and Value

When you are contracting to buy, what are you hoping to buy? The specific thing you asked for? Or would you like a bit of innovation? And how can you help your prospective suppliers to innovate in ways that add value? Ideally, you need a way to tell your prospective suppliers what the solution Must […]