Association for Project Management Body of Knowledge (APMBOK)

The association for Project Management is a UK based professional organization aimed at developing and promoting project and programme management.

 

According to APM:

"The APM Body of Knowledge is a ‘scope statement’ defining what functions comprise project, programme and portfolio management. It defines the bread th of project, programme and portfolio management, but not the depth."

The current version is edition 6, published in 2012.

The APMBOK (5th Edition) is the basis for the APM Qualifications. APM is currently a review of the APM qualifications to bring them inline with the 6th edition of the BOK. The Current APM Qualifications are:

  • APM Introductory Certificate (SCQF Level 6)
  • APMP (IPMA Level D, SCQF Level 7)
  • Practitioner Qualification (IPMA Level C)
  • APM Project Risk Management Certificates
The baseline is made up of the following main sections:
  • Introduction
  • Sections
    1. Context
      1. Governance
        1. Project management
        2. Programme management
        3. Portfolio management
        4. Infrastructure
        5. Knowledge management
        6. Lifecycle
        7. Success factors and maturity
        8. Sponsorship
      2. Setting
        1. Environment
        2. Organisations manageemnt
        3. Strategic management
    2. People
      1. Interpersonal skills
        1. Communication
        2. Conflict management
        3. Delegation
        4. Influencing
        5. Leadership
        6. Negotiation
        7. Teamwork
      2. Professionalism
        1. Communities of practice
        2. Competence
        3. Ethics frameworks
        4. Learning and development
    3. Delivery
      1. Integrative management
        1. Business case
        2. Control
        3. Information management
        4. Organisation
        5. Planning
        6. Stakeholder management
      2. Scope management
        1. Benefits management
        2. Change control
        3. Configuration management
        4. Change management
        5. Requirements management
        6. Solutions development
      3. Schedule management
        1. Resource scheduling
        2. Time scheduling
      4. Finacial and cost management
        1. Budgetting and cost control
        2. Funding
        3. Investment appraisal
      5. Risk Management
        1. Risk context
        2. Risk Techniques
      6. Quality management
        1. P3 assurance
        2. Reviews
      7. Resource management
        1. Contract
        2. Mobilisation
        3. Procurement
        4. Provider selection and management
    4. Interfaces
      1. Accounting
      2. Health and safety
      3. Human resource management
      4. Law
      5. Security
      6. Sustainability
      7. l
  • Appendices