Alan Harpham named PM Ambassador™ in UK

Chairman of The APM Group and APM Fellow Alan Harpham joins the PM Ambassadors™ Speakers Bureau in England
By: PMForum, Inc.
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May 11, 2008 - PRLog -- Dallas, Texas — PMForum, Inc. is pleased to announce that Alan Harpham, Chairman of The APM Group and Fellow of the Association for Project Management (APM) in the UK, has joined the PM AmbassadorsTM Speakers Bureau.  Based in Bedford, UK and with over 40 years of professional experience, Alan advises organizations and speaks on project management throughout the UK and Western Europe.  He has now announced his availability to speak at project management events worldwide.

According to PMForum president David Pells, “Alan Harpham is one of the most experienced project managers that I know and one of the most respected project management leaders in the world.  He has been extensively involved in professional ethics, non-profits and other non-traditional aspects of program and project management that are now being recognized for their importance in the PM profession and in society at large.  I am very pleased and honored to have him join our speakers’ bureau.”

Alan Harpham, BSc MBA FAPM FCMC, is a management consultant focused on programme management, project management and executive coaching – individuals and teams. Alan is also the Chairman of The APM Group, an Accreditation, Registration and Examination Certification Body for key elements of Best Practice in programme and project management, ITIL, and Change Management. The APM Group works with its main partners - the Office of Government Commerce (OGC), The Stationery Office and the Chartered Management Institute - to develop a wide range of activities that broaden the application of Best Practice.  

Alan is also chairman of Workplace Ministry Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire and a Board Member of The International Center for Spirit at Work.  He is also on the selection committee of the International Spirit at Work Awards.  He is chairman of Cranfield University’s Science & Engineering Ethics Committee and also chairs the SPD Research Ethics Committee (medical).  Alan was co-owner and a founding director of P5 – the Power of Projects, a consultancy specialising in the application of project and programme management in owner/client organisations.  He is also a former trustee of several charitable organisations including MODEM, and The Friends of the Bedford Child Development Centre.  He was a founding member of the Jury for the IPMA International Project Management Awards and continued as such until 2006.

Alan Harpham is a former Managing Director and senior consultant of Nichols Associates (now part of The Nichols Group), one of the UK’s leading consultancies in project and change management.  He was previously an early Director of Cranfield University’s MSc in Project Management and started his own project management consultancy.  Alan’s early career was as an engineer and line manager with John Laing.  Alan is a Fellow of the Association for Project Management (APM) in the UK.

About PM Ambassadors™

The PM AmbassadorsTM Speakers Bureau was introduced by PMForum in 2007 as a service for project management leaders and meeting planners worldwide.  The program offers globally-recognized project management authorities, experts and leaders who are available to speak at events worldwide. PM AmbassadorsTM include project management professional leaders; authors of PM textbooks; former presidents and chairs of PM professional societies; experienced project managers; and retired executives of project and program-oriented organizations.  PM AmbassadorsTM are available to speak at project management conferences, meetings, seminars and workshops, and at corporate events.  Background information about speakers, availability and potential presentation topics can be found at

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