Yes you can, based on the experiences of the APM Assurance Specific Interest Group (SIG) and its guide Measures for Assuring Projects. The guide was first issued in 2016 and has been widely read and referenced. Now is the time to build on that success and refresh the guidance to make it even more useful to assurance practitioner and project professionals.  A review of the Measures guide based on the experience of users, as well as recent developments, has revealed that the document is a very effective tool for projects, but expansion is required to provide clarity and deeper guidance in the matter of programmes.  The refresh is also intended to further cement the alignment between the guidance provide by the SIG in the matter of assurance and audit.

Yes you can, based on the experiences of the APM Assurance Specific Interest Group (SIG) and its guide Measures for Assuring Projects. The guide was first issued in 2016 and has been widely read and referenced. Now is the time to build on that success and refresh the guidance to make it even more useful to assurance practitioner and project professionals.

A review of the Measures guide based on the experience of users, as well as recent developments, has revealed that the document is a very effective tool for projects, but expansion is required to provide clarity and deeper guidance in the matter of programmes.

The refresh is also intended to further cement the alignment between the guidance provide by the SIG in the matter of assurance and audit.

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Please share your views with the APM Assurance SIG by emailing assurancesig@apm.org.uk  Also, let us know if you would like to get involved in the refresh of the assurance document.

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Posted by Tim Podesta on 10th Jun 2020

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Tim is a subject matter expert in project management and business/investment analysis, front end planning and bench-marking; he has deep experience of the oil, gas and petrochemicals industry. He celebrated 35 years with BP this year and completed his career, and is now an independent consultant.

Tim has a track record of delivering cross cultural programmes in change management and process improvement. In his last role with BP I led the back office for a major global corporate programme in the matter of safe and reliable operations which made significant improvements to operating performance across the group.

Tim is an experienced facilitator of live events and can work in English and French. He has strengths in facilitation and building rapport in multi-cultural environments using accomplished language skills.

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