Association for Project Management Framework

30 December 2022
Amey employees in front of a vision board.
At Amey Consulting, we recognised the critical role of effective project management in achieving business success. In response to the growing complexity of projects and the need for skilled project managers, the company embarked on a comprehensive Project Management Development Programme aligned to the Association for Project Management framework. Here we will explore the significant development programme for internal talent objective, strategy, and outcome of the programme, highlighting its impact on organisational performance and employee development

Our primary objectives were to:

  • Enhance project management skills and competencies.
  • Increase project success rates and deliver projects within budget and on time.
  • Improve collaboration and communication among project teams.
  • Foster a culture of continuous learning and professional growth.

Our solution

To achieve our objectives, we implemented the following strategies:

  • We conducted a comprehensive skills gap analysis to identify the specific areas in knowledge and application that required improvement.
  • We aligned our career development framework with the only chartered membership organisation in the world.
  • Our professional excellence bonus scheme encourages and recognises employees who obtained project management certifications aligned to the career path framework.
  • We collaborated with local training providers to design and deliver training curriculum for all levels.
  • Internally we provided various training formats, from workshops and on-line learning to mentoring and sharing publications.
  • Established a project knowledge-sharing platform for cross-functional collaboration and lessons learnt.

The outcomes and benefits

The development programme yielded several benefits:

  • Significant improvement in our project management maturity.
  • It enhanced our project team collaboration and communication.
  • We’ve seen higher employee satisfaction and engagement, as individuals felt supported in their professional development.
  • Our career path framework and development programme attract talent across the industry and retention levels have improved.

Key learnings and recommendations

Based on the success of the Project Management Development Programme, we derived the following key learnings:

  • Investing in project management development yields substantial benefits in terms of project outcomes and employee engagement.
  • A comprehensive and customised training curriculum tailored to the organisation's specific needs is crucial.
  • Continuous support and reinforcement contribute to the sustained success.
  • Encouraging employees to obtain project management qualifications enhances their credibility and expertise.
  • Establishing a knowledge-sharing platform facilitates cross-functional collaboration and fosters a culture of learning.

In conclusion, our Project Management Development Programme proved to be a significant catalyst for enhancing project management excellence and driving organisational success. By investing in training, and fostering a culture of continuous learning, the company achieved notable improvements in project outcomes, team collaboration, and employee satisfaction. This is a testament to the transformative power of a well-executed project management development programme.


A nice little surprise in the post this morning. Certificates have arrived to confirm the completion of my PMQ and my apprenticeship. A huge thank you to all staff at Amey for their continued support and guidance throughout my studies. Looking forward to what the future holds #projectmanagement #apprentice” – Connor Keating, Project Management Apprentice

I am extremely happy to share that i have achieved my PMQ - Project Management Qualification. A special thank you to 20/20 Project Management Training for helping me achieve the qualification.”- Cara Hunter, Project Manager

“Very happy (and relieved!) to have passed the APM PPQ. Having spent the last 9 weeks utterly convinced I’d failed; this was a lovely surprise on Monday!” – Jessica Taylor, Senior Project Manager