APM Body of Knowledge approval for Gower Handbook of Project Management



4 September 2014 – London, UK – The Association for Project Management (APM) has announced that the first APM Body of Knowledge Approved title has launched this week. APM is working with a number of third party publishers to offer project professionals a range of quality reading materials which have been ‘Approved’ by the APM Body of Knowledge.

140904-pmwj27-handbook-IMAGEThe titles are specifically selected as providing essential next-steps in the understanding of topics contained within the APM Body of Knowledge 6th edition.

The Gower Handbook of Project Management Fifth Edition is cited as a core text ‘relevant to most, if not all, of the sections’ in the APM Body of Knowledge 6th edition. Published in April 2014, the handbook is described as “an encyclopaedia for the discipline and profession of project management”, giving an introduction to, and overview of, the essential knowledge required for managing projects.

APM assessor James Dale, who reviewed the handbook ahead of approval, said: “The APM Body of Knowledge operates as a ‘gateway’ document and I found that the handbook complements this approach by providing a source of greater insight and depth at a project management level.”

He added: “I believe the handbook makes a valuable contribution to recording knowledge and recognised contemporary good project management practice.”

Hardback copies are available to buy for £90 (retail price £100) from Turpin Distribution. APM members should call +44 (0) 1767 604951 to receive their member discount.

Founded in 1972, the APM is a registered charity in the UK with more than 21,000 individual and 540 corporate members. APM’s mission is: “To develop and promote the professional disciplines of project and programme management for the public benefit.”   The APM is dedicated to the development of professional project, programme and portfolio management across all sectors of industry and beyond. APM, with branches throughout the UK and in Hong Kong, is the UK national representative in the International Project Management Association (IPMA). More information at http://www.apm.org.uk/

Source: Association for Project Management