The APM Registered Project Professional (RPP) is a new designation designed to raise the standards of professional project management. Following the completion of it’s pilot, 28 candidates were awarded their certificates on the 25th November 2010 at the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre in Westminster.
The RPP designation stands out from Lean Six Sigma and PMP as it assesses both knowledge and experience across a range of different competencies and is a significant step forward for the profession.
Speaking at the awards ceremony, Mike Nichols, APM chairman, declared himself “absolutely delighted” that APM are at the forefront of developing the industry and also said:
“APM will be able to make its impact on the project management world by launching a new wave of extraordinarily capable project managers who are able to display their commitment by proudly wearing the badge of Registered Project Professional”.
Paul Erricker, project manager on the development of the RPP standard, explained that the standard is based around competencies found within the APM Competence Framework and initially will be open to experienced project managers but further shared that:
“Ultimately it is for those who are developing in project management who want to have a recognised professional standard that they can drive their careers toward.” APM have developed “the right standard, pitched at the right level, for the right people in the professional community”.
To stay up to date and to be the first to hear of any news before the Registered Project Professional Standard is launched in March 2011 register your interest with APM at www.surveymonkey.com/s/apm-rpp