What’s your opinion on APM’s Charter Application?



Survey seeks opinions on PMI’s legal challenge of APM’s charter application in the UK

215 August 2015 – London, UK – A survey is underway to gather opinions from project management professionals, practitioners and others regarding the application for Royal Charter by the Association for Project Management (APM) in the UK and the Project Management Institute’s legal challenge of that application in Britain’s high court.

150815-pmwj37-survey-WESTMINSTERThe survey is being conducted by Nelli Tarnawska, a full-time student at the University of Westminster in London. According to Nelli, “I have become passionate about project management in my 2nd year of BSc Business and Property undergraduate degree where I have taken the Project Management module. I have chosen International Strategic Project Management as optional module and decided to do my Masters in this subject. I am currently in the process of writing my dissertation for MSc Project Management at the University of Westminster.”

According to the survey’s introduction: The APM Royal Charter application is the first charter application in history to be taken to court by someone opposed to its success. Therefore, the purpose of this research is to analyze the importance, interest and value of Chartered status by students, professionals and the academic sector. This study lets project management people express their opinions in regards to the APM Charter application and Project Management Institute (PMI) objections. If you agree to take part in this study, you will be asked to complete approximately 10 minutes of online questionnaire. This questionnaire will ask you about your interest in the APM Charter application and your opinion on this matter.

Ms. Tarnawska continued, “My dissertation’s topic is ‘The route to become a professional Chartered Project Manager’. The fact that this is the first time in history, that someone was opposite a Charter application has driven me to conduct this research. I would like to see how people in the project management field view this case, and whether it impacts them. Therefore, I am conducting a survey on ‘Project Management community thoughts on the chartership of the profession’. I would like to invite you to participate in my research by filling in a quick, online questionnaire (about 4-10min). Although, background information is unbiased, due to secondary research findings, participants might feel some questions are in APM’s favour. Participants may disagree with the question, and justify their view in the comment box provided.”

To participate in this anonymous survey, please click the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/project_management_community_thoughts_on_the_chartership_of_the_profession

Survey results will be assessed at the end of August, at which time a report will be prepared. The survey may continue to gather input, as the legal case is now set for final ruling in November 2015

Editor’s note: we will report about the results of this study in a future PM World Journal article or news report.