CBO’s director of Project Services, Ed Mason-Smith, has been appointed to the UK-wide Association for Project Management (APM) Assurance SIG Committee for 2022/23. This appointment will allow Ed to directly influence the APM and Project Management community to collectively improve best practice project management standards and how major projects are reviewed and assured.
The APM Assurance Committee’s aim is to become the primary national source for the development, support and promotion for the project assurance profession. Its mission is to provide leadership through exchanging ideas, sharing good practice, and developing new approaches to providing project assurance. As part of the committee, Ed will work with senior professionals across the project profession including; academia, Network Rail, TfL, and the UK Government’s Infrastructure and Project Authority.
The nomination to the committee builds on Ed and CBO’s use of the APM Assurance Committees ‘Measures for Assuring Projects’ toolkit which acts as a basis for the CBO Project Health Checks. The role on this committee will provide Ed the opportunity to support the continued development of this toolkit and other APM assurance best practice guidance reinforced by Ed’s real-world application of the tools.
Ed has also been reappointed to the local Association for Project Management Channel Islands committee for which he has been an active member for the past three years.
‘I believe that quality Project Management, aligned to best practice, is critical to the success of businesses and the wider economy. The APM Assurance SIG Committee is, in my view, fundamental to increasing the understanding and project assurance and improving overall quality in project delivery,’ said Ed.
‘By sitting on the Assurance Committee, I will be able to directly influence the APM and Project Management community to collectively improve this quality.’