If ever there was a time to celebrate our involvement in the world of project management now is that time; 2017 looks set to be a year of change for project management and the wider world. To get ready for this year of change Parallel is offering 20% off all it’s APM course in January and February.
In the public sector the UK government is pressing ahead with unprecedented levels of investment in major infrastructure projects as part of the National Infrastructure Delivery Plan for economic and social infrastructure projects. £100 billion is likely to be invested over the next 4-5 years in over 600 projects in housing, schools, hospitals and prisons and also road and transport improvements such as High Speed 2, in addition to current projects such as crossrail.
Other ambitious projects include a 3rd runway recently approved for Heathrow, the Thames Tideway tunnel, and the Hinckley Point C nuclear power station, many of which combine private and public funding.
Brexit also looks like introducing more change for public and private sector organisations. It’s still not clear what these changes will be, but what is certain is that there will be many changes that will need professional project management.
The theme of change continues with the APM (Association for Project Management). After a long wait the APM looks set to become a chartered body in 2017 and project managers will, for the first time, be able to gain chartered status. It is anticipated that those project managers who already hold the APM Registered Project Professional (APM RPP) accreditation will be offered a simple transition to chartered status.
So why not make 2017 the year that you take a step towards professional recognition for your project management skills and capabilities? Whether you are taking your first step with an APM Project Fundamentals Qualification – APM PFQ (formerly the Introductory Certificate) or are at the final stage, about to embark on the APM RPP make it your New Year’s Resolution to take that one next leap.
And to make it easier to stick to that New Year’s Resolution here at Parallel we are offering 20% off all training course bookings in January and February. There’s nothing to lose and professional status to gain…