Project Management Special Interest Group

The new Special Interest Group for Project Management first provisional meeting was held on 22 January 2014, to be followed by their forming AGM and CIfA Council will then approve it.

Group aims

The PMSIG aims to provide a forum for all those in the profession managing and delivering projects across the historic environment sector irrespective of project role, stage or type.

The PMSIG aims to improve the impact and benefit of work carried out by professionals in historic environment practice by making the principles of good project management more widely understood, including the importance of focusing on end goals; of planning to achieve goals; of managing risk and change in projects; of ensuring the quality of work produced; of defining appropriate roles and required expertise in project teams and of properly structured communication.

The PMSIG will act as a focal point for the promotion and development of project management standards within the profession with a particular focus on

  • promoting Project Management as a distinct discipline with its own skill set

  • updating our thinking about effective Project Management during all project stages

  • providing a knowledge hub for good practice, to disseminate principles, practice and techniques across the profession

  • delivering training

  • providing the opportunity for mentoring and coaching

  • drawing on outside expertise and best practice.

Join the Group

Membership is free to CIfA members (£10 for non-members). To join, please contact the CIfA office at

Tel: 0118 378 6446



Steve Haynes (Hon. Chair)

Nicola Powell (Hon. Secretary)

Andy Crockett (Hon. Treasurer)

Andrea Bradley

Daniel Jackson

Brian Kerr

Martin Locock

Kim Stabler

Stephen Kemp

PMSIG are always looking for members who are interested in joining the committee in the future. Please contact the Hon. Secretary Nicola Powell at groups [at] if you are interested and want to know more.

Specialist competence matrix

We have recently introduced specialist competence matrices, which have been compiled by our CIfA special interest groups and are tailored to their specific areas. These are to assist applicants and the Validation committee to see where you demonstrate the grade applied for.

Forthcoming Events

The 2016 Project Management AGM will be held on Thursday 21 April in Room 528, 17.00-17.20, during the CIfA Conference in Leicester
No elections are due to be held this year but the PMSIG committee would be delighted to meet group members and would like to extend a warm welcome to anyone interested in finding out about the group. If you'd like to attend the AGM but are not booked for the Conference please e-mail your details to conference [at] by 4pm Monday 18th April.

Minutes of the 2015 AGM
2016 AGM Agenda


The CIfA Project Management Special Interest Group held its first Annual General Meeting at the Museum of London on Friday 11 April 2014. After the AGM, the Group heard from Elpiniki Psalti, the project manager for the Cheapside Hoard exhibition, about putting on such an important exhibition. The Group was then able to view the exhibition.

AGM Minutes

11 April 2014

Committee Minutes

19 June 2014
22 January 2014

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