APM Registered Project Professional (RPP) is a pan-sector standard that demonstrates responsible leadership and the competencies necessary for project, programme or portfolio management. It is available to anyone, from any professional background, with relevant experience of managing others in a project environment. The recently refreshed standard has two new key features:
You may apply to become an APM Registered Project Professional, whether you are a member of APM or not. If you are successful, as well as being awarded the designation, you will become a Full member of APM.This is an extended programme delivered face to face and through remote or face to face coaching with the intention of preparing a candidate for their RPP submission
The RPP application process is designed to build a comprehensive picture of the candidate as a competent project professional. It assumes that a competent project professional requires a sufficient breadth of technical knowledge, the practical competence to apply that knowledge, and a commitment to continuing professional development and ethical practice. This needs to be demonstrated in one of two ways;A candidate already in possession of the APM Practitioner Qualification or the APM Project Professional Qualification who need only demonstrate the application of knowledge and candidates without the above qualifications who will need to provide evidence of knowledge as well as application. This programme will be suitable for both categories for those with APM-PQ or APM-PPQ some aspects will be useful revision for those without it will outline the knowledge aspects necessary
During the initial one day face to face workshop there will be an overview and coaching on the application process including consideration (as pre-reading) of the application form and review of the principal background information such as
John Bolton RPP, MAPM
John Bolton is a Director of Parallel Project Training. Lead author of our APM Study Guides and an active RPP assessor.